Mount Desert Island Oceanarium, Bar Harbor

(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • 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...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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 femal...  more »
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  • 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!
  • We went there on a rainy morning hoping for something to do while the weather moved out. $40 was too much for two adults and a child. I understand that it cost money to run the place, but still too much for admission. The touch tank was not something where kids could just go ahead and reach in. Instead, a staff person was lecturing and passing things around. The lobster hatchery was all lecture and DO NOT TOUCH. I'm sorry, we were all bored out of our minds. Maybe it would have been better if it wasn't rainy and we could have walked around the salt marsh, but if we were looking for a walk, we could just walk in Acadia. Again, I'm sorry, I usually give places like this a half decent review, but this place was lame and definitely not somewhere to bring a small child.
  • Wow, what a great education and experience! We learned so much! AND it was fun! John and Helen are so much about sharing their great knowledge and so made you feel like you were meant to be there and know everything. Such great personalities and humours - thank you from Muskoka, and I do pray our paths will cross again!
  • Visited the Oceanarium with my family and had a wonderful experience. The workers were very knowledgeable; eager to educate and pass on thier passion for nature.