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Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station

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Address: 24 Route 776 | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 1A1, Canada
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+1 506-662-3804
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The GMWSRS is a multi-purpose not-for-profit facility that has a tiny...

The GMWSRS is a multi-purpose not-for-profit facility that has a tiny marine natural history museum about the largest marine animals (Gaskin Marine Natural History Museum), a gift shop to help fund our operations with many local and Maritime crafts and gifts, and staff quarters for researchers and interns. Conveniently located across from the ferry ticket office, it is a great place to stop for a few minutes. Access to the museum is by donation.

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They've done a great job putting this together. Worth a visit.

Its small - about 3 rooms but very informative regarding whales and shorebirds. Some whale skeletons. Takes about 20 min to go through it. There is a small gift shop that... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Durham, New Hampshire
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Durham, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Its small - about 3 rooms but very informative regarding whales and shorebirds. Some whale skeletons. Takes about 20 min to go through it. There is a small gift shop that benefits the museum.

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Wainfleet, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is located close to the ferry, so if you are sitting and waiting to get on, take a walk over and check it out. There is a LOT of stuff in a very small area. We didn't read everything but read a number of interesting facts about whales. There is also a nice gift shop. So, stop in and... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The station Marine Biologist Laurie also provides lectures at the Grantd Manan Art Gallery where she shares her research at the station. It is interesting to see actual whale bones and understand their size and inter-connectivity. In contrast one can compare the size of a seal skeleton. Historical information is overlayed with the current information of the improved status of... More 

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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Attended a talk given by Lorie about baleen whales, spent some time looking (and picking up to see up close & personal!) many of the exhibits in the Museum. This is a wonderful Museum, all profits are returned for their research projects. Definitely worth a visit if you are going to Grand Manan Island. Don't miss it!

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Ontario
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Excellent visitor centre, excellent little gift shop - it's nice to know that the profits go back to research!

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Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

A great surprise to get filled up on Whale info and souvenirs near the ferry on Grand Manan! Thanks GMWSRS!!

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

It's a small, but informative museum near the ferry dock (you can visit while you wait for the ferry, as it's right across the street) of the marine life off Grand Manan, mainly whales and porpoises. Clarified some of the marine life seen on the ferry ride over! It's free, but donations are welcome - something I wish more places... More 

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Grand Manan, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a wonderful spot to visit! There is so much information to be found here. Great souvenirs, great staff and informative exhibits...a must see on Grand Manan Island.

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Colchester, Vermont
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We were expecting more exhibits. While we understand this is a non-profit, the gift shop takes up 25% of the building. Everything seems very crowded, and more of a collection than exhibits.

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Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you are at all interested in marine mammals or birds, or if you have children, I absolutely recommend a visit to the little museum! They have an excellent collection of specimens, such as a full Minke whale skeleton! The gallery is very informative (although it is small as other reviewers have mentioned). My boyfriend and I were the only... More 

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