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“Family Friendly & Hands On”

Maine State Aquarium
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Owner description: A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank.
Merritt Island, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Family Friendly & Hands On”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Take a picnic lunch, if you like. There is something for everyone, small enough for the youngers, large enough to satisfy without exhausting. Can spend as little as a mad-dash half hour or can take a leisurely couple of hours to enjoy and become educated by this very wonderful and unique setting.

Visited May 2012
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Southport, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice place to kill an half hour .”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

great grounds to go and watch the Wind Jammer !

Visited January 2011
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Cheshire, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Place for the Family!”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

My grandkids always love coming here. From the Blue Lobster to the Shark Petting Pool, the entire family will enjoy a couple of hours visit here. Although it's small, you get to see & experience all the sea wildlife up close.

Visited July 2011
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Orange, California
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Nice small aquarium”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Great for younger kids. Lots of touch tanks. Small and easy to do in a short amount of time.

Visited July 2011
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Salem, NH
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun but very small”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

This aquarium was very small - it really wouldn't take you more than 20 minutes to look at everything. So it was kind of expensive for the time you were there. The plus side - There was a great touch tank with a giant lobster I got to hold. And the outside area was beautiful, right on the ocean, with picnic tables.

Visited June 2011
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