We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maine State Aquarium

Features Animals
194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
+1 207-633-9559
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Small Aquarium but Very Informative

Wish I could remember all the info regarding creatures of the sea that was explained. The staff at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda K
Nice place to visit, friendly staff

Fantastic little aquarium run by the state. Nice and knowledgeble staff and wonderful touchpool... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
VATravel5000
,
Gainesville, Virginia
Read all 412 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“touch tank” (91 reviews)
“sea cucumbers” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
CONTACT
Website
+1 207-633-9559
Write a Review
Reviews (412)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 412 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Wish I could remember all the info regarding creatures of the sea that was explained. The staff at this aquarium was the best, very knowledgeable. Answered everything that was asked, do not by-pass this place.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic little aquarium run by the state. Nice and knowledgeble staff and wonderful touchpool exhibits.

Thank VATravel5000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected to spend a short time here and ended up spending 2 hours and left because we were hungry, not because we had done everything. We happened to be there at the time of the lobster talk which was excellent and involved examining live...More

Thank Jean6564
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best for sharing with children. Small, but just right for small children my grandchild loves the touch tank and all the small tanks along the wall were perfect for her.

Thank firekeeper2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be a great place for kids. I liked that it was small and very hands on. And, the people working in the aquarium were knowledgeable and informative. The hands on tanks were fun for the kids we saw there. What I think is...More

Thank GR-Julie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved the touch tanks and the lobster demo, staff was super friendly. Very cheap and easy to find lovey views of the harbor.

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was basically a one room aquarium with several tanks around the walls. They had the touch tank with many small sea creatures for my son to touch including clams, oysters, crabs, sea cucumbers, star fish, etc. They also had a tank with small sharks...More

Thank LuvtoTravel19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: The aquarium is devoted to local sea-life so, if you've never seen the creatures in Maine's coastal waters up swimming up close (other than lobsters), this is a great place to go. The staff are very nice and more than willing to discuss...More

Thank luvfergie27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to visit the aquarium right when it opened at 10 AM on a morning that was overcast since we couldn't sit by the pool. After visiting the Oceanarium two days prior in Bar Harbor, which was a disappointment, we were so happy we...More

Thank chgerl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to sit on the grass and watch the boat traffic go by. On the other hand, the aquarium itself is really geared toward young children - not much there if you're out of elementary school. So go to the grounds...More

Thank T9-Orca
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Robinson's Wharf
471 reviews
1.24 km away
Downeast Ice Cream
548 reviews
1.32 km away
Ports of Italy
1,007 reviews
1.20 km away
Blue Moon Cafe
460 reviews
1.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Abacus Gallery
36 reviews
1.28 km away
Schooner Eastwind
306 reviews
1.29 km away
Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch
743 reviews
1.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Michael D
28 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Advice03431 | Reviewed this property |
Hours and Schedule for 2017 Open hours are 10 AM – 5 PM, seven days a week through August, five days a week in September. Closed Labor Day and every Monday and Tuesday in September. Closing for the season on October 1. I... More
1
Vote
Amanda M
31 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Dawn G | Reviewed this property |
Yes
0
Votes