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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

#17 of 71 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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Eat this up: Admission price helps keep lobster population strong!

I thought this would be fascinating, and it was! (I had to convince others to join me and they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen K
New York
Cute place

Took my 2 year old son here and was at first deterred by the strict schedule we had to follow- 30... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela H
via mobile
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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 3 weeks ago

I thought this would be fascinating, and it was! (I had to convince others to join me and they agreed.) I was worried I wouldn't want to eat them after seeing the wee ones, but I'll enjoy them more now knowing - The lobsters that...More

1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 2 year old son here and was at first deterred by the strict schedule we had to follow- 30 minutes at each of the 3 exhibits. Anyone with toddlers knows this is risky. But, it turned out and he mostly did great! He...More

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was one of the best educational experiences if you want to learn about the North American Lobster. The only facility of its kind in the country and certainly takes pride in it. Kid friendly and something to do that doesn't involve hiking or...More

Thank rmnatz
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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 16 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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 July 2017

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 2 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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