George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History

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George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History

George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
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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 College of the Atlantic students and are fun and educational for all ages. Our Mission Statement: The George B. Dorr Museum promotes student learning in natural history and its role in human ecological study at College of the Atlantic. The Museum fosters student work in collections, educational programming, and exhibitions in order to deepen public understanding of the relationships among the natural, social, and built environments.
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dennisandluanm
Gouldsboro, ME64 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
We went to the museum to see lots of animals and sealife. The people there were very pleasant and helpful and very good to the grandchildren who are only four. They love the museum and they love some of the displays more than others but all of them were very interesting and the things that they could touch meant a lot to them.
Written September 25, 2019
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AcadiaDreamscape
Mount Desert Island, ME21 contributions
Aug 2019
Realistic diorama glass cases of Maine wildlife and a marine touch tank. Children will love visiting this museum.
Written September 1, 2019
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Jacquie P
Millington, NJ9 contributions
Jul 2019
Before going to Diver Ed's Dive-in Theater, stop in this museum. Well appointed and curated and my 8 year old could have looked around for hours.
Written July 28, 2019
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rogergrippe
Winston-Salem, North Carolina104 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Rainy day - let’s find something to do. Came across this museum, and we are so glad we did! The exhibits and dioramas are all student built, but that is not to say they are amateurish in any sense. They are fabulous. The exhibits tell a great story of Maine in general, and of the local ecosystem as well. The admission is a donation of your choice. Time very well spent.
Written July 23, 2019
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lobstaluva
Springfield, MA645 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Since we had a rainy day we called it our “museum day”.....and this was one of our stops. Basically run by college kids, it is a GREAT place for young children to look, touch, feel and learn about lots of things connected to the sea and environment. It is not that big but is very well done. Congratulations and thank you to the college students for giving back to the community. Great job!!
Written July 8, 2019
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Charles B
Winter Park, FL51 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Wow,to think how the locals lived thousands of years ago in the cold Canadian climate,if you like the native people of North America,,,a must see,,,also heal with. the native ointment for arthritis
Written June 23, 2019
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Trip597356
West Chester, OH173 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Great small, hands on museum to spend time in before going to a Diver Ed boat ride. Live sea creatures and a real live beehive! Lots of things to touch and feel.
Written June 7, 2019
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MJN1968
Crawfordville, FL106 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Very small but still interesting museum. They have some interesting exhibits, which are prepared by students at The College of the Atlantic where the museum is. When we were there the sign was missing because of road construction near their parking lot. Found it with Google.
Written May 31, 2019
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Susan S
Boston, MA3 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
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).
Written October 4, 2018
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krocking123
New York City, NY905 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
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 can see it from the road. Best part, it’s free!! Tips.
Written August 25, 2018
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