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Address: 194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone Number: +1 207-633-9559
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A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a...

A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank.

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Tiny Aquarium with Touch Tank

This is acute little aquarium with nice displays, touch tanks, and helpful staff. Great place for kids to touch sea-life in two separate touch tanks. One even has little sharks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is acute little aquarium with nice displays, touch tanks, and helpful staff. Great place for kids to touch sea-life in two separate touch tanks. One even has little sharks - cool! It's a bit overpriced for such a small place, but makes for a nice activity while vacationing int he area. It's run by the Maine Dept of Marine... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We saw this from a boat ride and decided to visit. The staff was very friendly and informative. Great place for kids and adults!

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Thank Mary D
Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Every state should have a facility like this one. Located on the very picturesque shores of Boothbay Harbor it is open 10am to 5 pm every day with interesting displays of the local aquatic denizens including an albino, a blue, and a huge 15lb lobster with claws that looked like they could crack open a safe! Various large tanks allowed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a small aquarium that gives you more than your money's worth. There is a large touch tank where you can pet some of the friendliest sharks I have ever met! The staff are even more friendly than the sharks are and are very sweet and knowledgeable. There are interactive talks about topics such as lobstering and a dock... More 

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Thank lhokei
Sarasota
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a very small aquarium which is good for small children but just doesn't offer enough. The tanks were dark and appeared to need cleaning.

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Thank Ann B
Arkansas
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent about 2 hours at the aquarium. It isn't very large but the touch tank is a good size and has lots of creatures. My kiddo really enjoyed that and spent most of the time there. Lots of different creatures to touch and hold. We also listened to a presentation on lobster fishing in Maine which was interesting. If... More 

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syracuse, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

this is great for families w/children, lots of hands on for kids & we came at 1 pm when they were just starting a lobster talk out on the deck, the guide told us everything we need to know about lobsters & it was show & tell type, also saw lobster eat a fish in tank, good value, nice grounds

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Thank Joyce F
Cobleskill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure you stop here it is small but great people, touch tanks and educational programs. Also go to the dock and fish for free which was so cool but try to go at high tide.

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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The kids were complaining about the unusually hot day & weren't cooperating with our plans to walk around in downtown Booth Bay. We decided to stop by the aquarium even though we figured it was just like any other aquarium. WRONG! It's teeny but filled with information. Our kids really loved this place and so did we. It's a small,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This aquarium is part of the department of marine resources for the state. It's not huge, but it has some neat little exhibits and very cool shark petting and touch tank activities. It's got very cool demonstrations on the fishing dock, where you can actually fish for free (poles and bait provided). This was just a very best stop and... More 

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