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George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History

105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1136
+1 207-288-5395
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Perfect spot

I loved this natural museum, gave you an insight to the local animal habitat.... all the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
susanlK8769XN
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Wonderful little museum!

This college-operated museum is a gem: From the National Park Service ranger's humorously... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Cara O
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Manhasset, New York
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“touch tank” (25 reviews)
“rainy day” (8 reviews)
“ranger talk” (2 reviews)
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105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1136
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this natural museum, gave you an insight to the local animal habitat.... all the exhibits were beautifully illustrated & presented.... will visit every time I'm in Bar HArbor....

Thank susanlK8769XN
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This college-operated museum is a gem: From the National Park Service ranger's humorously delivered but abundantly educational presentation on local ocean species to the taxidermy specimens (created by students), accompanied by informative plaques, this small museum allows visitors to see the "shy" wildlife they might...More

Thank Cara O
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very neat place with a touch tank. I held a starfish which was a really cool experience! In this museum they have all wildlife and they talk about them too! I would return! Its a hidden gem! It was not as crowded as everything else...More

Thank Brie V
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The first time we went here I'd put the money in the donation jar and right after it had closed which really stunk but yesterday we took the kids back. It was worth coming back that second time. All the taxidermy is done by students...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went to this little museum for the Ranger talk at the touch tank and were so glad that we did. The Ranger, Nate, was entertaining and educational. The museum itself is also quite amazing with well thought out displays that are Smithsonian quality. Easy...More

1  Thank Alicia L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were visiting the campus of the College of the Atlantic for an American Indian festival, and the museum caught our eye on the way back to our car - and boy, are we glad we went in! This was one of the highlights of...More

1  Thank Brimfam1
Reviewed 8 July 2016

ask the rangers when the ranger talk is, make a plan your children will learn something!! we love the sea!!

Thank Carla Z
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It was small but we spent about an hour there with a 2 and 4 year old. The touch tank was neat. It had starfish, snails, urchins, crabs

1  Thank Ty K
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We loved this museum. It was perfect for the three year old to look at the taxidermied animals and for the adults to read about the Arctic explorations. Nice book store too. The College of Atlantic campus was fascinating to walk around as well. There...More

1  Thank suzycruzsc
Reviewed 4 May 2016

It was great. Small however just enough to see to keep the kids interested. They even went on a scavenger hunt. I recommend for younger kids for sure ther was no actual cost to go in. Just asked for a small donation and that was...More

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