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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

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#19 of 71 things to do in Bar Harbor Features Animals
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Learning is Fun!

Very knowledgeable and personable folks work here! They teach you about the sea creatures you are... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2015
Jean H
Commerce Township, Michigan
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Visited the Oceanarium on July 21, 2015. There was a lot of good information about lobster fishing... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2015
Orchard Park, New York
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very knowledgeable and personable folks work here! They teach you about the sea creatures you are looking at, and the life of lobsters from eggs to adulthood is very fascinating! And if you are lucky, they will have some baby lobsters on hand when you...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited the Oceanarium on July 21, 2015. There was a lot of good information about lobster fishing in Maine, and other forms of sea life. One of the best parts of the visit was the Nature Trail walk with Amanda - she was very knowledgeable...More

2  Thank drummerscott
Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am sure that many local people do not even know where this site is located.........or more importantly, what a major role this group of people plays in the future of Maine's lobster-catching!!!!!!!!!!! We learned SO much at this small site thanks to their staff...More

Thank LivinglifeinPA
Reviewed July 19, 2015

The kids enjoyed this and learned alot, even getting to touch some marine things...but it was very pricey for the entire family to go!

Thank bobbi574
Reviewed July 17, 2015

The staff was the best part of the experience! Rachel was easy to watch and learn from. She knew the ins and outs of every aspect of the lobster hatchery! Highly recommend for couples, families, anyone!

Thank A_Moran2
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Warning: if using a Garmin GPS you will get at least 3 or 4 different locations. the operating unit is on Route 3 as you enter Bar Harbor, but after 2 hours of Garmin directing us all over the island we gave up.

Thank SanFranciscoBodie
Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was not expecting to enjoy this attraction as much as I did. It was part of our organized AAA tour of Coastal Maine. I now know more about "lobstah's" than I ever thought I would care to! Much of that is because of the...More

Thank ktdid220
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great experience for our kids learning about the Mt Desert Island ecosystem. The lobster hatchery was fascinating. I highly recommend for elementary school kids.

Thank Nik M
Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Oceanarium is a bit quirky, but well intended and provided interesting information and education for both our kids and their parents. Seems to be a fairly small scale family affair and provided a small museum and presentation on lobstering, a lobster hatchery and presentation...More

2  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Appears to be a family business which I'm always happy to support. They care about what they do and want to make sure you have a good experience. Our 5yo daughter enjoyed it. I even learned a few things about lobsters. It's not a "must...More

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March 18, 2016|
Response from Titus T |
Two different packages. $14 and $18 for adults