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George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History

105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1136
+1 207-288-5395
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Nice little museum!

A small little natural history museum with a good bit of interesting exhibits. Kids would love it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Loved this place

Great place to visit even with your teenage children. Although it's quite a small place there were... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
kirke k
England, United Kingdom
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The George B. Dorr Museum features dioramas of coastal Maine wildlife and a tide pool tank that houses a variety of live sea stars, hermit crabs, snails and other marine creatures for visitors to touch and observe. Our exhibits showcase work by College of the Atlantic students and are fun and educational for all ages. Our Mission Statement: The George B. Dorr Museum promotes student learning in natural history and its role in human ecological study at College of the Atlantic. The Museum fosters student work in collections, educational programming, and exhibitions in order to deepen public understanding of the relationships among the natural, social, and built environments.
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105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1136
+1 207-288-5395
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small little natural history museum with a good bit of interesting exhibits. Kids would love it. Just a few minutes down the road from the center of Bar Harbor. Worth a trip.

Thank Beach1613
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit even with your teenage children. Although it's quite a small place there were a lot of exhibitions and even a small tank with starfish and other small ocean creatures.

Thank kirke k
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you are unfamiliar with wildlife, birds, marine life and the natural world generally, this museum should be your first stop on the way into Bar Harbor. It's a fine introduction to what you will see while on walks, boat trips and at beaches and...More

Thank marthaBrunswick
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I've visited a lot of museums but never one like the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History in Bar Harbor, Maine. At most museums, the historical objects and artifacts are housed in glass showcases. But the philosophy at the Dorr Museum is to give...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a great place to see dioramas of area animals, sea glass and a tide pool. All the exhibits have been done by students of the college and they have done an amazing job! The front desk girl was very well informed and answered...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A good place to go on a rainy day. Has stuffed animals on all the area wildlife. Has a touch/feel water tank where you can pick up the starfish etc.

Thank Laurianne T
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This place was very well kept and the staff were friendly. I don't mind donating at all to support it. The exhibits were nice, I just personally don't love taxidermy in general. It would likely be better for a slightly older child-my son is only...More

1  Thank JennHMA
Reviewed 27 June 2017

found this place by accident. Its right on the campus so we went on a foggy day. Very helpful info and really a lot of good info about the local area

Thank Debdegraaff
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The natural history exhibits in this museum are excellent. There are lots of exhibits about a wide variety of different animals and birds. The are very well done and contain lots of very interesting information. There is plenty to see so you can easily spend...More

Thank fleurymaple
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I loved this natural museum, gave you an insight to the local animal habitat.... all the exhibits were beautifully illustrated & presented.... will visit every time I'm in Bar HArbor....

Thank susanlK8769XN
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