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Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station

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24 Route 776 | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 1A1, Canada
+1 506-662-3804
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Great to learn about marine wildlife research.

This is just a tiny little office with an extensive display of marine creature specimens. We... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Christina S
Port Coquitlam
Full of great information on Whales, sea birds and marine ecology.

Its small in size but everything is very well presented in very interesting ways. Come here if you... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Angola, New York
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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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24 Route 776 | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 1A1, Canada
+1 506-662-3804
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is just a tiny little office with an extensive display of marine creature specimens. We learned about some of the projects this group is involved in. There is a small gift shop with some nude local items. Stop by to view the displays and...More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Its small in size but everything is very well presented in very interesting ways. Come here if you have questions about marine life and ecology. A lot of information can be found in the exhibits or ask the volunteer staff. It explains a lot of...More

Thank TravelbyFrank
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The tour of Grand Manan Island was a trip to remember. Lovely small Island shops were interesting to look through and the old North Head Postoffice was one of them. Warm friendly people to greet you and offer great knowledge of the sllands history.

Thank Janis L G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This little place gives excellent info on whales, sea birds etc. There are amazing skeletons of whale carcasses. There is a tiny gift shop in one of the rooms. Don't miss this.

Thank Jay N
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a tiny little spot just by the ferry terminal. We tried to find it on a map, and the map had it in the wrong place. That aside - there is a lot of interesting information on whales, a just a little bit...More

Thank northsue
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.

Thank t42390
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...More

Thank Willie3181
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...More

Thank Patricia E
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...More

Thank sk888888
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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Christina S
4 October 2017|
Response from GrandMananWhale | Property representative |
Thanks for that correction. We probably don't want to be known as the "racy" gift shop. Could bring an entirely different cliental though. :-)