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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

#18 of 69 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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Stopped here to kill some time but quickly realized what a gem this was .Not just a walk through... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Sisters Trip

The Oceanarium was not originally on our intinerary however we were glad we stopped. It is small... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Kathy H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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 28 January 2017

Stopped here to kill some time but quickly realized what a gem this was .Not just a walk through exhibit place. Each presentation was expertly put together by the knowledgable staff who made it lively for each audience member. Came away understanding the life of...More

Thank Woodsylady
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Oceanarium was not originally on our intinerary however we were glad we stopped. It is small but the information was very interesting. Staff was very knowledgeable

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the lobster hatchery and the process of raising lobsters, you learn all about their live cycle and see thousands of baby lobsters at different stages of their lives. The female lobster carries the eggs inside for 9 to 12 months...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Oceanarium with lobster hatchery, lobster educational talk, discovery tank and marsh walk was $27 for my wife and I with our senior discount. The lobster educational talk by and old time Lobsterman was somewhat amusing and educational, but seemed to be off-the-cuff anecdotes with...More

1  Thank c2h5oh_1
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This exciting educational stop provides an insight into how lobster grow. A biologist carefully details the lobster growing needs and challenges. High bubbling tanks have hundreds of baby lobster. After the presentation you go to another area where local sea animals are on display and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great rainy day activity. Tour the hatchery, marsh and a history of this business. Kids can touch sea stars etc

Thank 555alive
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Going to the Oceanarium on Mt Desert Isle was eye opening. Learning about the life cycle of Lobsters we all take for granted make me want to put them up for a medal. The presentation was fascinating. I won't spoil it here, but let it...More

Thank Runo A
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We took the tour and found it to be very informative. Not only do they educate the public, but they actively help maintain the supply of this delicacy by nurturing young lobsters and then releasing them into the bay to be caught-eventually for consumption. Very...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Staff answered questions and shared interesting facts about the life of lobsters and those who trap them.

Thank johnaW5213IS
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a tiny educational/research facility with very competent, knowledgeable and passionate volunteer "docents". Each docent/educator answered our sometimes complex questions about sea life, economics between countries vis a vis fishing boundaries, and the fact that lobsters could theoretically live forever was fascinating.

Thank dresch01
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What is the price of admission?
19 March 2016|
Response from Titus T |
Two different packages. $14 and $18 for adults
We have visited your resort twice and enjoyed both visits. We are wondering if there are any advantages to staying a third time? For example, an upgraded room such as the ones with separate living area.
5 June 2015|
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