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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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Everything you need to know about Maine lobster

Maine lobster is famous throughout the United States for its rich taste, a true gourmet delight. So... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois

You can learn a lot about lobsters and other sea life here. It made for a good rainy day activity... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed yesterday

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always top on our list of favorite places to visit on Mt. Desert Isle. Fun for the entire family. The presentations are engaging and personal and we always learn something new each time we go. Highly recommend!

Thank DJG2129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this on Rt 3 in Bar Harbor and stopped in here one morning. They offer 3 1/2 hour tours - the touch tank, the museum, and the lobster hatchery. OMG it was SO interesting!!! Family friendly too. Our group had about 15 people...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned so much during this visit! The whole place seems to run on a shoestring budget and the displays are very simple, but the touch tank presentation is so fun! I also learned a great deal at the lobster hatchery...the only one in the...More

Thank dtnelsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the Oceanarium & Lobster hatchery had some interesting aspects, overall, there is not a lot to see for the price you pay. The Lobster hatchery was the most interesting but it's a small mom & pop place.

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