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Project Puffin Visitor Center

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Address: 311 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
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+1 207-596-5566

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A small centre but the enthusiasm and knowledge of the lady in charge was wonderful. The video of the fight to save the puffins was entertaining and informative and we learned a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2015
Adelaide, Australia
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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Was very disappointed because it was closed! We had looked forward to checking this place out as we had heard about it at the Coastal Children's Museum and one of the docents there had a friend who docents at the Center.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

A small centre but the enthusiasm and knowledge of the lady in charge was wonderful. The video of the fight to save the puffins was entertaining and informative and we learned a lot in a very pleasant atmosphere. We did not see live puffins on this trip but the visit to the centre was the next best thing and the... More 

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Frederick, United States
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Although a tiny little museum, the film is well worth the visit. The efforts of the National Audubon Society to restore seabirds, including puffins, to the Maine Coast were well documented and to us, inspirational. We were so inspired by the story that we "adopted" a puffin as a birthday gift for my sister. Our guide was enthusiastic and helped... More 

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Little Deer Isle, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

The center was informal and interesting and just the break we needed after walking Main Street...now if those puffins were just a tad closer to shore....

Thank CrisDean
Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Although I did not get to see real puffins on this trip I certainly learned a lot by visiting the Project Puffin Visitor Center. Plus puffins are really cute

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Hopewell, New York
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366 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The project Puffin Visitor center details the success of the project to repopulate the Maine islands with these birds. The project has experienced a great deal of success and is a shinning example of the good things people can do to help nature return to the true course before man messed things up so badly. I wish we were able... More 

Thank optiman32
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Although we did not stay for the video, my husband and i strolled through this very informative center that explains the improving health of the puffin population. Great maps,brochures, web site info to view puffins during season. Lots of souvenir items. This center makes you appreciate the many people who are working to maintain puffin nesting sites. On my next... More 

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Felton, California
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740 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We stopped by here thinking it was a town visitor center. Wrong! Very informative video on the Puffing Project and some very good info from the staff. Learned a lot about puffins as well as few other seabirds. Great stop if you are interested.

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2014

The Puffin Centers off shore cameras provide a great view of the island nesting places for Puffins. Also enjoyed a movie which documented the effort to reestablish the Maine nesting sites.

1 Thank Douglas L
Palm Harbor, FL
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

They have done outstanding work in re-establishing the Atlantic Puffin to the Bay of Maine. Good video and fund raising for a good cause. The puffins were almost extinct in the area and they took chicks from nearby islands in Canada and brought them toe the bay to establish a homing. The chicks make their way on their own and... More 

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