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“Fun and educative”

Mount Desert Island Oceanarium
Ranked #18 of 69 things to do in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Maryland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Fun and educative”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

It was an wonderful experience, we learned so much about lobsters! The staff was knowledgeable, energetic and very pleasant. David Mills, the owner, shares his wisdom though delightful storytelling and you leave the place feeling uplifted! Perfect for any day, but especially great option for a rainy day.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun Place and Great History”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

It is a fun place to see how a lobster grows in the wild and to see the hard work they are doing to help keep the lobster population going. The touch tank with different sea creatures is fun.

Visited June 2013
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Chester, NH
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41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent rainy day activity!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had one rainy day on our trip so we brought our kids here and we were glad we did! It was very well done and extremely informative! They only let so many people in which is nice and it keeps things moving.

Pay extra for the marsh walk....it was pleasant and educational!

Visited July 2013
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun learning”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Visit on a rainy day was both---fun and a learning experience. The owner/story teller was an absolute delight. This is the only lobster hatchery in the US. Literally a Mom and Pop operation with some excellent help from ocean researchers. You will not be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

VERY interesting! We got to see a mother lobster with about 10,000 eggs attached to her just ready to hatch. Also saw new
lobster hatchlings and there were little "condos" for each baby lobster to stay in until release. The girl who gave the talk was
knowledgeable and had great insight into what people who
don't know anything about lobstering would be interested in hearing about. We really enjoyed it.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Elaine W
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