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Address: 194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
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+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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Nice place for a visit

Located close to boothbay, this aquarium is small, but neat! A couple of touching pools are inside, where sharks and other shell fish may be held or touched. Price is very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
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Humble, Texas
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Humble, Texas
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Located close to boothbay, this aquarium is small, but neat! A couple of touching pools are inside, where sharks and other shell fish may be held or touched. Price is very reasonable at $7 per adult. Awesome view of the harbor. Friendly staff!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

When we first walked in to this aquarium, I felt sure we would be disappointed - the price being a little high for such a small place. Boy was I wrong!! Each tank is super interesting with really unique animals and plants on display, much more so than other mainstream aquariums we've visited. Their touch tank was the very best... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My 3 year old daughter loved the aquarium, especially the touch tank. This was a fun family experience for us all and the price seems fair.

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Thank Alex K
Boothbay, Maine
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The aquarium has lots of really interesting exhibits that have various kinds of fish and lobsters. The different lobsters are unusual sizes and colors including a blue lobster and a white lobster. There are touch tanks with sharks and all kinds of sea life that kids can touch. They also have a live demonstration on lobsters and fishing for a... More 

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Thank colgatco
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We have been visiting the Maine State Aquarium since it's early days in the 70's and throughout the remodeling and building additions over the years. This attraction has great displays of Maine sea life including lobsters of many different colors. The kids and adults will enjoy the touch tank with the dogfish. This is fun for the whole family, young... More 

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Durham, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Small, but surprisingly full of things to learn. Excellent exhibits and interactive areas. The staff answered all of our questions and were extremely helpful. A wonderful experience - we'll be back!

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Wichita, Kansas
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81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

On our way through the area we stopped for a visit. Staff were most helpful, answering questions without being intrusive. During our visit there was a lobster presentation.....very interesting for us flatlanders from Kansas. I like the fact that its not an overwhelming size and that all exhibits are of the area marine life.

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Wichita, KS
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were a little surprised at how small this aquarium was, but there is so much to learn here. The tanks had information on each creature; the touchable exhibits were the best. The enthusiasm of the staff made our experience so great. The young man at the touchable exhibit was so knowledgeable and excited to share creatures with us. He... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I was thinking this was bigger then a single room. So it doesn't take long to walk through but it was clean and except for one shark in a touch tank with a rubbed nose the aquatic life seemed happy and healthy.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Great place to take kids on a rainy day, but it is small and will get crowded. Lots of interesting fish and unique lobsters. The educators are knowledgeable and friendly.

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