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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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Unfortunately when we visited, the lobster hatchery was closed which was the main reason of the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
kirke k
England, United Kingdom
via mobile
A very interesting place to learn about lobsters and other sealife

The four of us spent about 2-2 1/2 hours there and are glad we did. The information we received... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Elgin, Illinois
via mobile
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“marsh walk” (42 reviews)
“baby lobsters” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately when we visited, the lobster hatchery was closed which was the main reason of the visit. And we were not told until we had payed already. So I didn't find it a good value for money. There were two lectures that I found very...More

Thank kirke k
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The four of us spent about 2-2 1/2 hours there and are glad we did. The information we received was very well presented and interesting. Even walking through the marsh land afterward was a great experience.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were able to take 28 women to the Oceanarium. Thought it might be more for kids but boy were we wrong. It’s not only extremely interesting and educational for adults but is the best comedy show in town. We all loved it and learned...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a small place, but very well organized. There were 3 areas, each with a different person showing a different aspect. The first room was full of vats of baby lobsters. After listening to a very interesting presentation about lobsters, we walked around and...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Maine lobster is famous throughout the United States for its rich taste, a true gourmet delight. So here we are in Bar Harbor, Maine, with an opportunity to learn everything there is to know about Maine lobster. Many visitors come to Maine to enjoy fresh...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

You can learn a lot about lobsters and other sea life here. It made for a good rainy day activity. The staff giving the presentations were very informative and patient in answering our questions.

Thank stevevw31
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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

1  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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
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6 October 2017|
Response from TIA1966 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm seeing this the day after but yes, this would be a great activity on a rainy day.