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Who knew adorable puffins were hunted to near-extinction for their feathers, down to a single... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
john d
Carlsbad, California
Learned lots about puffins!

Tiny little puffin visitor center that shows a great video about the promotion of puffin habitats... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Barbara S
Fort Collins, Colorado
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311 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Who knew adorable puffins were hunted to near-extinction for their feathers, down to a single breeding pair? Lots of displays and models of many other sea birds besides puffins; a well informed docent answers questions. Good for an enlightening, short break from the consumerism of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Tiny little puffin visitor center that shows a great video about the promotion of puffin habitats and how they have been repopulated from nearly extinct to a flourishing population, thanks to the hard work of wildlife experts. The film is very well done and fascinating....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Although this is a small place we found the movie about the efforts to restore puffins to the coast of Maine very informative. Wish they had had more things in the gift shop for our grandkids.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Free exhibit about the conservation attempts to re-establish puffin colonies. Worth the time to pop in.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Elena C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Puffin visitor center is a short trip, but powerful info about how the team was able to save the Puffins in Maine. We learned a lot and it was very interesting. I recommend it. We also adopted a puffin which was a nice way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Holly P
Reviewed August 13, 2018

A small place, run by the National Audubon Society devoted to expanding nesting opportunities for Atlantic Puffins and other birds. A short informative video (that kept the attention of most of the kids), a few hands-on exhibits, and a small gift shop. As a birder...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Nice little shop on Main St. with a free video about the Atlantic Puffin to watch. Very informative. Lots of info on this little bird that spends almost 8 months at sea every year. Little gift shop too which supports Project Puffin for the study...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Great way to learn about various birds and raise awareness of how to care for the environment. We didn't watch the movie so we were there for less than 15 minutes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Absolutely the highlight of our grand daughter's visit to Maine. We had been out and saw the island and on this visit to the Center she learned more about the Puffins and joined the club. It was well worth it. My only wish is that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pnace
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We had heard about the Project Puffin Visitor Center prior to planning our trip to Rockland. As we strolled through the downtown we decided to stop in. My wife LOVE's puffins and she was excited to stop in. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Elise L | Reviewed this property |
The Project Puffins Center doesn't have live puffins. The puffins nest on offshore islands and can only be seen by boat. There are a number of puffin cruises - we did one from Boothbay Harbor, but there are cruises from... More