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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

#17 of 71 things to do in Bar Harbor Features Animals
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Loved learning about Lobsters at the Hatchery

It was drizzling, so we didn't do outdoor walking tour, but if it is as good as the indoor tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Des Moines, IA
Really enjoyed this tour.

My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative on how Lobsters reproduce. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise C
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“marsh walk” (39 reviews)
“touch tank” (64 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Iowa_is_my_home
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative on how Lobsters reproduce. It is the only Lobster hatchery remaining in the United States... We were amazed.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Great place for young kids. Interesting to understand the history and future of the lobster. We got to ask a lot of questions. Was really interesting to hear local perspectives. Baby lobsters in tanks to see, touch tank,...More

Thank Pattyj123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cloudy day that ruined us for whale watching. We decided to check out the lobster museum. Three parts of a tour. First part was interesting for 5-6 different marine creatures. Second is museum visit. The owner sat with us and told us...More

Thank GoCardinalsLou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hatchery presentation & the General "Talk" was very Informative & educational. We were on a bus so our time was somewhat limited. We seemed to be "hurried" thru from hatchery to lecture area. There was no mention of a Discovery tank or a Marsh walk...More

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much when we pulled into the parking lot, boy was I wrong. The employees are knowledgeable and really love what they do. I found it very interesting learning about the lobster industry and seeing the baby lobsters. The whole thing takes about...More

Thank clvrly09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It cost $16 per person for 3 half hour talks about lobsters and lobsterman, lobster hatchery and some odd sea creatures. It is not an aquarium!! I thought I wasted my money but the fact that they put the hatched lobster back in the Maine...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks who run this are amazing. I found their presentation entertaining and educational. I highly recommend.

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An opportunity to learn about the life of a lobster, efforts to save the lobster population and meet some unusual sea creatures. The education and the effort going into this facility is wonderful.Their touch tank has Sea Cucumbers, Sea Potatoes and Sea Grapes. I've never...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this would be fascinating, and it was! (I had to convince others to join me and they agreed.) I was worried I wouldn't want to eat them after seeing the wee ones, but I'll enjoy them more now knowing - The lobsters that...More

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