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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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So much interesting information and ecological work

At first entering the facility we weren't sure what to expect but the Information and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Poughkeepsie, New York
Tiny gem

We absolutely loved this jewel. Yes it is rustic but that is part of the fun. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed yesterday

At first entering the facility we weren't sure what to expect but the Information and demonstrations regarding lobster and other sea life was fascinating. After learning about the work with lobster we began to understand how vital this privately funded activity is and it is...More

Thank dakcabin
Reviewed 5 days ago

We absolutely loved this jewel. Yes it is rustic but that is part of the fun. We enjoyed the presentations and our kids were treated very well. It was a bustling place with loads of visitors. We only wish it was larger because it was...More

Thank Tipitzz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Facility was extremely run down and dirty. One tank had a dead lobster. Mosquitoes were so bad that they covered bare skin in seconds. We literally ran out of there. Would have asked for our $32 dollars back if the staff gal hadn't been so...More

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect when we visited this site - choosing it as last thing we did before leaving Acadia. It was amazing - we would have liked to stay longer. This instructional business will make anyone who visits appreciate and respect the...More

1  Thank oceanlover123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always top on our list of favorite places to visit on Mt. Desert Isle. Fun for the entire family. The presentations are engaging and personal and we always learn something new each time we go. Highly recommend!

Thank DJG2129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this on Rt 3 in Bar Harbor and stopped in here one morning. They offer 3 1/2 hour tours - the touch tank, the museum, and the lobster hatchery. OMG it was SO interesting!!! Family friendly too. Our group had about 15 people...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned so much during this visit! The whole place seems to run on a shoestring budget and the displays are very simple, but the touch tank presentation is so fun! I also learned a great deal at the lobster hatchery...the only one in the...More

Thank dtnelsen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the Oceanarium & Lobster hatchery had some interesting aspects, overall, there is not a lot to see for the price you pay. The Lobster hatchery was the most interesting but it's a small mom & pop place.

Thank dollyemrich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a rainy day but it would be good in any weather. It claims to be the only lobster hatchery in Maine. They typically have two pregnant females lobsters and thousands or young in various stages of growth. There is a short...More

Thank mike l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was drizzling, so we didn't do outdoor walking tour, but if it is as good as the indoor tour then I would recommend it. This is a small, functioning lobster hatchery, and it won't wow you with fancy facilities, but it will give you...More

1  Thank Iowa_is_my_home
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19 March 2016|
Response from Titus T |
Two different packages. $14 and $18 for adults