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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

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Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Education for all ages

This stop was awesome! You get an excellent & interesting education. The staff is passionate and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2015
Deanna K
via mobile
Wonderful education from lobsters to horseshoe crabs to conifers and beyond!

This was such a wonderful stop. My 10 year old and 12 year old were fully engrossed as they learned... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2015
South Salem, New York
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“marsh walk” (41 reviews)
“touch tank” (68 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This stop was awesome! You get an excellent & interesting education. The staff is passionate and knowledgable. Good for all ages.

Thank Deanna K
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This was such a wonderful stop. My 10 year old and 12 year old were fully engrossed as they learned about the creatures in the touch tank to the lobster hatchery and the marsh walk was wonderful. Every guide we had was extremely knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Colleen_7_11
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Loved this exhibit, especially the hands on exhibits and the lobster tanks. The tanks feature different sized lobsters, starting from the very smallest. Docents were very friendly and informative.

Thank LindyLou2407
Reviewed 4 August 2015

we saw the sign for the oceanarium on our way itto bar harbor and made a note to stop on our way out. well it is a very interesting place. you learn all about the live cycle of lobsters and see thousands of baby lobsters....More

Thank anita l
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Traveling with 17 and 18 year old students it is a delight to see them touch and feel the sea life of the area. They love the touch tank and watching the "baby lobsters". The staff are wonderful to work with. We look forward to...More

Thank Jeanne A
Reviewed 2 August 2015

"David" is an expert & was terrific with his program on Lobster Fishing in the Museum. "Marilyn" was also great in her descriptions & talk at the tank inside the Discovery Pool section. The young woman in the Hatchery was equally knowledgeable and full of...More

Thank Muncha_Ocala
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was a great stop. Went with twin 13 year olds and we all learned something and had fun. Its somewhat old-school, and almost feels like you're on a class field trip. You start with the lobster boat and learn about the process of lobster...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My wife, daughter and I visited the Oceanarium on a July mid-day, and it was the best value for the money in our nearly two weeks in the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area. Our tour ($17 apiece) of about 2.5 hours included a presentation in...More

Thank gliddenr72
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We have a 6 year old & a 16 year old, it's hard to find activities we all enjoy but the Oceanarium was a hands-down family favorite! We all liked different parts but everyone enjoyed something there! The touch tide pool was really awesome we...More

Thank NMBuckaroo
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Wonderful for families with young children because they would get to see ocean creatures and be able to touch them and hold them. We learned a lot about lobsters and the different creatures of the sea. Hands on experience.

Thank Judith G
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18 March 2016|
Response from Titus T |
Two different packages. $14 and $18 for adults