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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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On our way leaving Bar Harbor, we stopped at this recommended attraction. Very educational for... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Ann L O
Almost missed this

My wife and I visited in mid-October while on vacation. We toured the entire place, finishing with... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Osceola, Indiana
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“marsh walk” (42 reviews)
“touch tank” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

On our way leaving Bar Harbor, we stopped at this recommended attraction. Very educational for all ages.

Thank Ann L O
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My wife and I visited in mid-October while on vacation. We toured the entire place, finishing with the lobster hatchery and then the nature tour, both of which we really enjoyed. The presentation and tour at the hatchery was very interesting and informative. What we...More

Thank diggertoo
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We had 3 different people explain 3 different areas to us. One was a student... she was awesome. Smart, we could hear her well and, she was very good about keeping the obnoxious children in check. One would think the parents would huh? Another was...More

Thank thomasrydz
Reviewed 25 November 2015

While the new location is larger, I miss the old location. This place was always fun as a kid.... My mom and I took my young son there during our October vacation. There were less sea creatures to hold in the tank and it's a...More

1  Thank kasi16
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This was an absolute treasure that we visited on a very rainy day in Bar Harbor! We are an empty nester couple, but we had a ball learning about Lobsters Life Cycle and Bar Harbor from the various educators! This is educational and intriguing for...More

Thank magicalmusic
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We learned a lot about lobster and got to see and touch some different creatures. We did the full shebang where you can do the touch pool, the lobster hatchery, and the marsh walk. It was a beautiful day outside and the staff are very...More

1  Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 18 October 2015

It's not much of an oceanarium--it's almost entirely about lobsters. And we didn't learn all that much about them either. They have a lobster hatchery, but you don't get to really see any of the baby lobsters, just hear a talk. They do have a...More

1  Thank M N
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Too bad there were some parents who think it is OK for their 4 and 2 year old to run around, scram, yell and worst of all.. climb on the very platform our speaker was using. We could not hear him over the screaming. These...More

1  Thank thomasrydz
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We went here with our two young children on a recent vacation to Bar Harbor. The older gentleman that starts the tour was very personable and entertaining. The woman that gave the talk in the touch tank room had kind of a condescending, school marm,...More

Thank DB1977
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when we visited here. As a warning, the tour takes an hour and a half, as it includes three 30 minute presentations. That's not including the marsh tour, as that would take over 2 hours total then. The hatchery...More

Thank MNSiouxFan
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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.