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“Great time + educational”

Mount Desert Island Oceanarium
Ranked #17 of 71 things to do in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great time + educational”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

My girlfriend and I went here and loved it. We were the only ones that went on the marsh walk and the gentleman (I forgot his name) was very knowledgeable. The rest of the experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend it.

Visited August 2014
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Lancaster, New York
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We learned quite a bit”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Even though we are in our 50's, we enjoyed learning about the creatures of the ocean. The touch tanks were great. We visited toward the end of the day when it was less crowded. It's a small place but they do a great job.

Visited August 2014
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Bangor, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great for toddlers!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

It's not Boston's aquarium, but they have an amazing touch tank! My toddler loved it! Bring a change of clothes for after the touch tank! They even had sharks you could touch :) we packed a lunch and had a gorgeous view if the harbor! Great family outing

Visited August 2014
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Rush, New York
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very interesting.”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The oceanarium was a bit chaotic but very interesting. I think if they had more help it would be better. But overall, we were very glad we went and would recommend it.

Visited August 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth a visit!! Great for children and adults alike.”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The MDI Oceanarium is well worth a visit. It's not overly commercialised and offers great insight in to the efforts to make lobster fishing sustainable. Although small it's knowledgeable staff offer great details in to a wide range of subjects. Split in to three areas, the museum, hatchery and the discovery area. All three are very informative and educational.

Don't be put off by the fact that it's not the normal hustle and bustle of down town Bar Harbor.

Visited August 2014
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