Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick

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The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum is a museum located in Hubbard Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Named after Arctic explorers and Bowdoin College graduates Robert E. Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald B. MacMillan (Class of 1898), it is the only museum in the lower 48 states of the United States dedicated completely to Arctic Studies.
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  • Drove 1 1/2 hours to view the exhibit and when we got there, there were no sign on the building nor was there any place to park. Asked a few people and they had no clue what we were talking about? We....  more
    Drove 1 1/2 hours to view the exhibit and when we got there, there were no sign on the building nor was there any place to park. Asked a few people and they had no clue what we were talking about? We....  more »
  • We toured the museum just after Bowdoin reopened for the school year. The museum is free of charge. The temporary exhibit was about George Henson while the permanent collection has items related to....  more
    We toured the museum just after Bowdoin reopened for the school year. The museum is free of charge. The temporary exhibit was about George Henson while the permanent collection has items related to....  more »
  • Out of all the museums we've been to, this was our first arctic one. Very unusual and informative! We especially liked the exhibits of arctic clothing, tools, photographs, and art. 
    Out of all the museums we've been to, this was our first arctic one. Very unusual and informative! We especially liked the exhibits of arctic clothing, tools, photographs, and art.  more »
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  • A beautiful campus, Bowdoin College, with very helpful people. The museum was spectacular and very informative. If you want to spend your time learning about the Inuits, this is the place to go. Free entry, a donation is most welcomed.
  • Great part of history if you're ever interested in knowing who visited the artic first. The pioneers who dreaded going for long months to make the journey to the farthest north part of the globe resides in this museum. Some parts of the museum are still being either refurbished or added on, but the majority of the exhibit is completed. Learn a part of history that so many don't realize could help save the global warming epidemic going on right now. Took this photo of a snowman outside of the museum.
  • Great free museum. Glad they acknowledged the African American partner in the expedition. Amazing collection of native art and clothing
  • A fabulous museum! Well worth the trip.
  • Unique special museum small but rich with culture, Inuit, seal, African American, women, kyaks,... Animals. A special find. Needs climate control to save the valuble collection.

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