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George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History

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Great natural history exhibits, very professionally executed. Learned a lot about the area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan S
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Local museum gem

This place lets you touch everything!! All kinds of mammals even baby seal. It’s run by college... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
krocking123
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The George B. Dorr Museum features dioramas of coastal Maine wildlife and a tide pool tank that houses a variety of live sea stars, hermit crabs, snails and other marine creatures for visitors to touch and observe. Our exhibits showcase work by...more
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105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1136
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+1 207-288-5395
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great natural history exhibits, very professionally executed. Learned a lot about the area. Hands-on exhibits (can touch all the pelts, sea creatures, etc.) were fun for adults as well as kids. Friendly, helpful staff (run by college students).

Thank Susan S
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This place lets you touch everything!! All kinds of mammals even baby seal. It’s run by college kids that are really into it.. its right off the road at the college of the Atlantic. It’s the first building on the left off the road. You...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My kids (2 and 4 years old) really enjoyed this museum. It’s extremely engaging and visual. There are lots of animals on display to look at and learn about.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Our family went to the museum to kill time before dinner one day. It's a small museum but it's informative. My daughter enjoyed seeing the creatures in the tank (they were resting at the time so she wasn't able to hold them) and getting to...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful visit with the kids we spent nearly two hours going through and enjoying the exhibits. The touch tank was in great shape and made the event even more special. It was nice that the museum had plenty of tactile items for kids to touch...More

Thank Joshua P
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little museum with excellent kid activities with a touch tank and many other items for kids to touch and see. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Great family place to visit. The wildlife exhibits were amazing. So much to admire. Student staff was so informative.

Thank barbara267
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Many exhibits of Maine's native animals and plants in this Museum were produced by College of the Atlantic Students. The exhibits portray how Maine species interact with their natural or human altered environments. This Museum is partially housed in the original Acadia National Park headquarters...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

A small little natural history museum with a good bit of interesting exhibits. Kids would love it. Just a few minutes down the road from the center of Bar Harbor. Worth a trip.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit even with your teenage children. Although it's quite a small place there were a lot of exhibitions and even a small tank with starfish and other small ocean creatures.

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