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Maine State Aquarium

#4 of 22 things to do in Boothbay Harbor Features Animals
194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
+1 207-633-9559
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Nice small aquarium with awesome touch tank

Very nicely done really small aquarium. Informative staff and fantastic touch tanks. See sea stars... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura M
via mobile
Great little aquarium

Stopped on my way out of Boothbay Harbor with my 8 year old grandson. He loved the touch tanks. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boston, Massachusetts
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A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“touch tank” (84 reviews)
“sea cucumbers” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (16 reviews)
194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
+1 207-633-9559
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nicely done really small aquarium. Informative staff and fantastic touch tanks. See sea stars and scallops interact. Touch a dogfish shark. Great view.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped on my way out of Boothbay Harbor with my 8 year old grandson. He loved the touch tanks. The exhibits were somewhat limited but nicely done. There were also several interactive question boards, which he enjoyed. Entrance fees are very reasonable.

Thank CaptBill617
Reviewed yesterday

Very small aquarium, but the touch tank is great. The children there seemed to really enjoy it, and they asked lots of questions, so a great learning experience. As an adult, it was fun to touch the sharks, but it is so small that it...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

Okay - I give this five stars for what it is - a tiny, adorable aquarium. It is no Baltimore aquarium or Sea World. But for 7 dollars each, my husband and I had a solid half hour of entertainment and education in a facility...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit regardless of age of children. Our children are 13 and still love visiting each year!

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is only one room with about 8 exhibits. The "touching" pool was large,many gravitated to this and it was fun. We went on a rainy day ( on a Tuesday)and we were thankful we were there when it opened( for parking and crowds). An...More

Thank Yardener
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had lots of fun peering into the wall tanks and discovering more and more animals the more we looked. They touch tank was ahhhmazing! The lady in charge of teaching and watching over the touch tank was kind and informative. She encouraged us to...More

Thank Ersula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for families. Good docents. A touch tank, which the kids like. The DMR runs the aquarium and they do a good job of offering a fun time. About one hour is needed for this activity.

Thank BillyG627
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been there in years, but on a whim, stopped in today and it is as much fun as we remembered. The touch tanks are chock full of critters to touch and the guides are friendly and informative. We all came away more informed...More

Thank Jillmattt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but fun time. Touch tank and lobster demos are nice . Kids would really enjoy. Fishing off the pier is offered but not much action.

Thank jimhardingsr
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