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Maine State Aquarium, Boothbay Harbor

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  • Small by comparison, but well worth the trip. Intimate and a great way to get acquainted with Maine's aquatic wildlife! 
    Small by comparison, but well worth the trip. Intimate and a great way to get acquainted with Maine's aquatic wildlife!  more »
  • Here off season this trip so couldn’t visit the aquarium but worth the walk over just for the views. Have really enjoyed the aquarium in the past. 
    Here off season this trip so couldn’t visit the aquarium but worth the walk over just for the views. Have really enjoyed the aquarium in the past.  more »
  • After having visited large aquariums throughout the US, the very small size of this one initially shocked me. Yet, there was a plethora of information and hands on activities for young and... 
    After having visited large aquariums throughout the US, the very small size of this one initially shocked me. Yet, there was a plethora of information and hands on activities for young and...  more »
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  • Absolutely love this place! Check out the 14lb Lobster Neptune. The views outside are amazing and the Aquarium inside is so much fun to experience. Even for return trips. Didn't do everything available, but it's worth the drive.
  • Absolutely loved the Aquarium! We took our two boys ages 2 and 5. It was very reasonably priced at $17 to get in. They had alot more to look at than what was on their website. The boys absolutely loved the two dog sharks they had in the big touch tank. One of the staff members there was able to tell them just about everything there was to k ow about the sharks amd the egg sacks floating in the same tank. They had a huge 14lb Lobster my youngest absolutely loved. He was as big as my 2yo. Out side was many great places to have a picnic with amazing views of the ocean. A dock outside had various traps the kids could pull up with crabs inside. Highly recommend the Maine State Aquarium. I would ignor the website as there is much more to see once your there. Will definitely be returning next year.
  • Awesome displays of of Maine's Marine animals/fishes. Lobster displays were great. Grandkids had a great time at the lobster education center. Biologist did a demonstration of the lobsters life cycle. Even handling live lobsters was included. Fun and very educational time for us all
  • Nice place, a lot of different lobsters. I was impressed by Netuno, it's a giant lobster!! And I was also able to pet the fish that was in the big tank on the middle of the aquarium. It's a nice ans small place, really fun for children.
  • We had a great visit recently with my almost-2-year old. We went at about 3 in the afternoon and crowds were thin which meant she had lots of room to run around. The staff was incredibly attentive and engaged her at both of the touch tanks. The grassy area outdoors has a beautiful view of Boothbay Harbor and is a great spot for a picnic.

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