Mount Desert Island Oceanarium, Bar Harbor

3.9
#8 of 9 in Parks in Bar Harbor
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  • My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative on how Lobsters reproduce. It is the only Lobster hatchery remaining in the United States... We were amazed.  more »
  • We have been coming here for years. Great place for young kids. Interesting to understand the history and future of the lobster. We got to ask a lot of questions. Was really interesting to hear local ...  more »
  • It was a cloudy day that ruined us for whale watching. We decided to check out the lobster museum. Three parts of a tour. First part was interesting for 5-6 different marine creatures. Second is museu...  more »
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  • 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!!!!
  • wonderful place to take the kids on a rainy day!
  • Very rushed, loved the concept but didn't feel like the kids got to experience the Maine ocean feel or the animals properly.
  • 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.
  • 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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