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Maine State Aquarium

Features Animals
194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
+1 207-633-9559
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Great day out !

Everything positive about visit .... touch tanks were a nice feature..only downside was small gift... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Jersey
small but interesting and informative

It is a great place to see and learn about the local things in the sea. the interpreters were... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Robert M
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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” (95 reviews)
“sea cucumbers” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
+1 207-633-9559
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything positive about visit .... touch tanks were a nice feature..only downside was small gift shop.. Would recommend

Thank TPet1
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is a great place to see and learn about the local things in the sea. the interpreters were knowledgeable, and seemed to be able to answer questions as they were forming in our minds. The lobster exhibits were great,as was the petting tanks where...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Sorry, but really disappointing for a state aquarium. Why can't we tour the research facility? What tools and equipment are used at the facility? Sounds like back to over fishing the lobster with international demand and pressure. What is the facility and state doing to...More

Thank ShenVal04
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Although the Aquarium is very small, the displays are really good. There are touch tanks for children AND grownups. The folks who work there are willing and able to answer all of your questions. $7 for adults and $5 for seniors..

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Wish I could remember all the info regarding creatures of the sea that was explained. The staff at this aquarium was the best, very knowledgeable. Answered everything that was asked, do not by-pass this place.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Fantastic little aquarium run by the state. Nice and knowledgeble staff and wonderful touchpool exhibits.

Thank VATravel5000
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We expected to spend a short time here and ended up spending 2 hours and left because we were hungry, not because we had done everything. We happened to be there at the time of the lobster talk which was excellent and involved examining live...More

Thank Jean6564
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Best for sharing with children. Small, but just right for small children my grandchild loves the touch tank and all the small tanks along the wall were perfect for her.

Thank firekeeper2015
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This would be a great place for kids. I liked that it was small and very hands on. And, the people working in the aquarium were knowledgeable and informative. The hands on tanks were fun for the kids we saw there. What I think is...More

Thank GR-Julie
Reviewed 5 September 2017

loved the touch tanks and the lobster demo, staff was super friendly. Very cheap and easy to find lovey views of the harbor.

Thank Katie D
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Michael D
28 August 2017|
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Response from Advice03431 | Reviewed this property |
Hours and Schedule for 2017 Open hours are 10 AM – 5 PM, seven days a week through August, five days a week in September. Closed Labor Day and every Monday and Tuesday in September. Closing for the season on October 1. I... More
Amanda M
30 August 2016|
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