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“Project Puffin Visitor Center”

Project Puffin Visitor Center
Ranked #4 of 37 things to do in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
“Project Puffin Visitor Center”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Located in downtown Rockland this little education center offers a wealth of interesting and fun information about the adorable Atlantic Puffin. A great stop for the family with fun exhibits for the kids...my boys loved the puffin burrow! The film was a great story and we really loved the unique gifts in the store and all the profits go right back to the project :) Definitely worth checking out!

Visited July 2012
Thank j p
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Warren, ME
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A must see on your visit to Rockland!”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

The 20 minute movie on the project to save puffins is a must for all age groups. A naturalist presides so you're welcome to ask questions. There's also a nice small gift shop. It's technically free, but donations are welcomed.

Visited August 2011
Thank MJ C
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New York City, New York
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1,431 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 745 helpful votes
“Applaud their work, Don't love the museum”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

I can't say enough about their great work and commitment to bringing back the puffin to the Maine coast. If this review was for their work alone, I would gladly give them five stars.
However the museum is really lacking in focus and story telling. Mostly it's a movie playing in the back room. The movie is poorly made and not very interesting. They have a few exhibits back there, but you can't see them as it's dark when the movie is running! Also there were kids playing on some hide and find blocks during the movie. It was hard to hear with the kids playing in the same room!
They do have some nice things in their gift shop and they lady working the counter knew a lot about puffins and was able to answer a lot of questions.
Again they do great work, but honestly this museum is a joke. If you want to learn about the puffins and how they are coming back to Maine I suggest you take a puffin cruise that will take you around their breeding islands.

Visited June 2012
3 Thank James S
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Profect Puffin Visitor Center”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

The museum itself is very small although the program they present is quite fascinating.

1 Thank ktasha
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Rockland, Maine
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Puffin Headquarters for Maine”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

This little store front houses the HQ of the Puffin Project, which has worked to reintroduce puffins to Maine since the 1970s when they were in danger of disappearing. The puffins are on several small islands offshore- very hard to spot, but the puffin center often has video cameras out on the islands in the burrows. So sometimes the puffin center is the absolute best place to spot puffins in action- you can watch them on TV monitors live! There is a great short film about how the puffins were brought back. The place is made to be kid friendly and best of all it's FREE.

Visited July 2011
2 Thank samandbeth
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