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Discovery Wharf at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

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This place is easy to miss but once you get to Stonington you must visit it. There was a great VR... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruggles9876
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Educational and fun

We took my 3 year old grandson here and he had a blast !!He loved the hands on tank where various... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cindyd56
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Port Ewen, New York
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In the heart of Stonington harbor, Maine's most active lobstering port, fisheries come alive at our Discovery Wharf. We offer a get-your-hands-wet opportunity to engage and learn about local fisheries and the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. You can explore...more
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13 Atlantic Avenue, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is easy to miss but once you get to Stonington you must visit it. There was a great VR experience and also live lobsters you’l can pick up and the museum staff person was very knowledgeable— a lobsterman whose son, grandson, and granddaughters...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Chelseak2z, Administrative Assistant at Discovery Wharf at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for making Discovery Wharf part of your visit while in Stonington. We are so glad you enjoyed our exhibits. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my 3 year old grandson here and he had a blast !!He loved the hands on tank where various sea creatures are right there to see and touch. The staff is great with the kids explaining all about the critters in the tank....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Chelseak2z, Administrative Assistant at Discovery Wharf at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving a review and mentioning our DW team - we love talking about the fascinating marine animals in our touch tank and talking all things fisheries. Please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is billed as a science and education center proved that and much more as we were hosted by lobsterman Mr. Leroy Weed. He has been fishing for the last 70 years since he was just eight years old! He entertained and educated our family...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Chelseak2z, Administrative Assistant at Discovery Wharf at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for making Discovery Wharf and Stonington a part of your trip and sharing your experience - Leroy is an excellent storyteller. Please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed August 8, 2019

Stopped by here and enjoyed it very much. Mr. Weed was so welcoming and very knowledgeable. He was able to teach us about lobsters even though we are all native Mainers! The virtual reality experience was great. So glad we stopped in.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Chelseak2z, Administrative Assistant at Discovery Wharf at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Discovery Wharf! Leroy, a retired fisherman, has some incredible stories - we never stop learning from him. Please come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed July 7, 2019

We would never have found this small but very interesting spot if we hadn't heard about it from a marine biologist we met from the Shaw Institute in Blue Hill. The Discovery Wharf is essentially two rooms of hands on activities at the Maine Center....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Chelseak2z, Administrative Assistant at Discovery Wharf at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting Discovery Wharf! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and learning about Maine's fisheries. Please come back and visit us soon - you never know what new critters will be added to the touch tank.

Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

Such a neat little spot. I love scallops and never knew where they came from or looked like in the ocean. I do now !

Date of experience: June 2019
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Chelseak2z, Administrative Assistant at Discovery Wharf at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Very much enjoyed our visit to the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Staff was warm and welcoming and led us through an interesting discussion about their mission to protect and secure the future of Maine fishing communities. Interactive exhibits and well designed information made this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Great time learning about some of the lobster/fish/clams caught in the community. First time ever seeing a blue lobster.

Date of experience: September 2018
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