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“mini vacation”

Maine State Aquarium
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Owner description: A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank.
brunswick,maine
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“mini vacation”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

this was just very small then i expected and not that many things from maine waters..............though they need to approve on some of the things..................worth the money ...........not expensive at all

Visited June 2012
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Holladay, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Small, but really fun.”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

This aquarium is very small (one large room), but tickets are only $5 for an adult. The best touch tank I have ever seen. It includes lobsters, horseshoe crab, sea cucumber, scallops, hermit crabs, sea urchins. A second tank housed rays and small sharks. We had a really good time. The volunteers were knowledgable and helpful.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great 2 hour diversion - for kids”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

You want to go to the Aquarium if you have kids. There are LOTS of cool creatures in multiple tanks, and activities for the kids if you plan in advance. It tends to be crowded, but it is geared towards kids and if you've been toting your children around from shop to shop or dock to dock, they deserve some kid-friendly activities, too. Pretty inexpensive, and there is one of the best views of Boothbay Harbor to be had on the front lawn (perfect for a picnic!!)

Visited August 2011
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Maine
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“All about Maine sea creatures”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Lots of interesting creatures to see and touch! Knowledgable staff explaining all the facts of Maine sea life. Grand kids had face painting and buoy painting projects. The staff members discussed tide pool life and lobsters. Bring your lunch and sit out at one of the many picnic tables and enjoy the fabulous view of Boothbay Harbor!

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Maine, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not that exciting”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

There isn't much to see at the Maine State Aquarium. It consists of one room lined with a few fish tanks and souvenirs. There is an open tank in order to experience creatures in a hands-on way. We also watched a nice presentation on sharks. What was there was fine, we just hoped for a little bit more.

Visited June 2012
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