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“Interesting exhibits”

George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
Ranked #30 of 69 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Owner description: 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.
Pittsburgh
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292 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Interesting exhibits”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We wandered into the museum after visiting the small art gallery at the College of the Atlantic. The touch tank is full of small sea creatures - crabs, shellfish and other shore life. It was fairly interesting, but our visit was lifted to another level when the museum attendant gave us a guided tour of the tank. Her enthusiasm for the creatures in the tank was infectious as she showed us how to handle the various creatures in it.

The stuffed animal displays are also very interesting, with animals and birds in active tableaux.

Visited October 2013
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Natick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely museum”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Dorr Museum is a wonderful place to visit on the College of Atlantic campus. There is no entrance fee, but there is a box for donations. The students are very friendly and informative about the exhibits and the touch tank. It is a bright atmosphere which provides an educational experience and a fun time rolled into one. Most of the exhibits have been made by the students and show their dedication to making the museum a high quality place. If you have time, walk around the beautiful campus and take a ride on the rope swing!

Visited June 2013
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you are naturalist enthusiast like our family is and you enjoy learning about things like ecology and natural history than this museum is definitely worth a visit.
They have a wonderful touch talk and dozens great exhibits.

Visited September 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Hands On Experience for Children”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stopped here on a whim one sunny day and were happy we did. The Touch Tank program taught everyone in the family a little something about the local sea life. It can be busy, but it was worth the visit. Take time to check out the whale skull across the street from the museum!

Visited August 2013
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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unexpected Surprise”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a small Museum, but we were very impressed with the content. The displays are great and it's worth the stop.

Visited August 2013
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