Mount Desert Island Oceanarium, Bar Harbor

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  • September 24, 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 Mai...  more »
  • September 19, 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.  more »
  • September 18, 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...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    An incredible, enlightening experience!!!!❤ definitely worth going to on your trip. The 3 instructors were absolutely incredible. Very knowledgeable and the older woman in the live petting aquarium was hysterical, although no way would I touch the sea cucumber when she offered😰 the man talking about the lobster boat was entertaining and very engaging. Make this a stop on your next trip to Maine!!!!
  • June 30, 2017
    wonderful place to take the kids on a rainy day!
  • June 10, 2017
    Very rushed, loved the concept but didn't feel like the kids got to experience the Maine ocean feel or the animals properly.
  • February 20, 2017
    We brought our adult son here while he was visiting last summer. He wasn't too keen on going in the first place but once here we stayed from noon till closing. They are closed the winter.
  • October 13, 2016
    Seems like it was a nice place at one time...unfortunately that time has passed. I gave it 2 starts because the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Save your $15 entrance fee and buy some lobster down the street at Trentons!

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