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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

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Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Always a treat!

Always top on our list of favorite places to visit on Mt. Desert Isle. Fun for the entire family... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Amazing little find!!!

We passed this on Rt 3 in Bar Harbor and stopped in here one morning. They offer 3 1/2 hour tours... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Richard B
Port St Lucie, United States
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“marsh walk” (42 reviews)
“baby lobsters” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Always top on our list of favorite places to visit on Mt. Desert Isle. Fun for the entire family. The presentations are engaging and personal and we always learn something new each time we go. Highly recommend!

Thank DJG2129
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We passed this on Rt 3 in Bar Harbor and stopped in here one morning. They offer 3 1/2 hour tours - the touch tank, the museum, and the lobster hatchery. OMG it was SO interesting!!! Family friendly too. Our group had about 15 people...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I learned so much during this visit! The whole place seems to run on a shoestring budget and the displays are very simple, but the touch tank presentation is so fun! I also learned a great deal at the lobster hatchery...the only one in the...More

Thank dtnelsen
Reviewed 26 August 2017

While the Oceanarium & Lobster hatchery had some interesting aspects, overall, there is not a lot to see for the price you pay. The Lobster hatchery was the most interesting but it's a small mom & pop place.

Thank dollyemrich
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went here on a rainy day but it would be good in any weather. It claims to be the only lobster hatchery in Maine. They typically have two pregnant females lobsters and thousands or young in various stages of growth. There is a short...More

Thank mike l
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It was drizzling, so we didn't do outdoor walking tour, but if it is as good as the indoor tour then I would recommend it. This is a small, functioning lobster hatchery, and it won't wow you with fancy facilities, but it will give you...More

1  Thank Iowa_is_my_home
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

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 perspectives. Baby lobsters in tanks to see, touch tank,...More

Thank Pattyj123
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

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 museum visit. The owner sat with us and told us...More

Thank GoCardinalsLou
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Hatchery presentation & the General "Talk" was very Informative & educational. We were on a bus so our time was somewhat limited. We seemed to be "hurried" thru from hatchery to lecture area. There was no mention of a Discovery tank or a Marsh walk...More

Thank Brenda T
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6 October 2017|
Response from TIA1966 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm seeing this the day after but yes, this would be a great activity on a rainy day.