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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

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Address: Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
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You get a lot of material presented but it took a lot of time. Presenters were very knowledgeable, locals. You gained some insight as to how lobsters are raised. They have the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wayne
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Wayne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get a lot of material presented but it took a lot of time. Presenters were very knowledgeable, locals. You gained some insight as to how lobsters are raised. They have the only lobster farm in America. I can now appreciate why Lobster costs as much a it does.

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Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to learn more about lobster while in Bar Harbor. Glad we found this place! The staff will take you on a prigression ftom from baby eggs to eating lobster. This is a private organization. Your tour fees help them propagate the species! YUM!

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extremely informative and fascinating presentations on lobsters, the growth cycle, risks, predators and the lobster fishing industry. Great place to visit!! Kids will like it too.

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Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

found out everything there was to know about lobsters. saw baby lobsters. heard all about catching lobster.

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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have visited the Oceanarium . A very informative lecture and learning tour . The hatching lobster eggs and how they are working with them, very interesting

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Keedysville, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after reading about this facility's conservation efforts. It is the only lobster hatchery in the country. Their goal is to help increase the lobster population in Maine. We had previously known almost nothing about the life cycle of the lobster, and came away with a much-improved understanding. The tour was divided into 3 parts: --interactive session with a... More 

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Sherman, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is important because of the rare chance to impact the lobster industry in a positive way. Your fee will support their efforts to restock lobsters into our ocean.

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Thank Peggy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of Mt Desert Island. The kids enjoyed the tanks and touching the lobsters. The information about lobsters was interesting and getting to see the little lobsters was cool. Plus there is a blue lobster. This is a good cause and thing they are doing.

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Thank Marie G
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people say its a great rainy day trip. I say its a great stop anytime. You will get to learn a lot about lobsters. This is a must visit when you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little unorganized but great experience. You have an option between 2 packages. Both packages have 3 stations which last about 30 minutes. One package adds on a 1/3 mile walk around the property. The lobster museum had poor sound equipment so was hard to hear but the fisherman was extremely knowledgeable. The hatchery was very interesting. The discovery zone... More 

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