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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

#19 of 70 things to do in Bar Harbor Features Animals
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Lobster Museum

A complete explanation of how lobsters grow, mature and are harvested. This is an unique place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Interesting Tour

This tour is very informative. The guides make learning fun. It's amazing to see the lobsters so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York Haven, Pennsylvania
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
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“marsh walk” (39 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A complete explanation of how lobsters grow, mature and are harvested. This is an unique place that can only be experienced in the heart of Lobster country.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is very informative. The guides make learning fun. It's amazing to see the lobsters so tiny but already having their claws. The Discovery pool was awesome, touching the various sea life was a highlight of the tour. Would definitely recommend this to everyone,...More

Thank DoloresL2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who work here are really kind. They seam knowledgeable. We liked the touch pool. We were shown quite a few animals and the kids were allowed to touch them. The instructor was very informative. The rest of the place is a bit less...More

Thank Twinmom1116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of information about sea life from people who knew what they were talking about. Kept children and adults interested, especially to touch pool experience. Good place to go with with or on your own

Thank Frances I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought originally upon entering that the price was too much for what this place offered but at the end of our visit I was okay with the price we paid (and the money also goes towards the fine work they are doing at the...More

2  Thank TIA1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it is a bit pricey but the educational experience is priceless. You will learn so much about the Lobster industry and the program that they ran as a hatchery. You will see the lobsters in the various stages of development and how they are...More

1  Thank Bobanddiane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This brief stop was included on our cruise excursion. Wish we had more time. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits and the interactive presentation on lobsters and the lobster industry. Our presenter was a delight!

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why not five stars - the price. This is a very small aquarium that features an actual lobster hatchery. The guides are amazing and for the three main tour spots you learn a lot and have much fun. There is even a small nature trail...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Staff very knowledgeable gave interesting talks. Really low tech set up. Not that much to see. Depends on staff giving talk.

1  Thank nycpat8382016
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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 for each audience member. Came away understanding the life of...More

2  Thank Woodsylady
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18 March 2016|
Response from Titus T |
Two different packages. $14 and $18 for adults