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Oceanarium is actually three small museums, two in Bar Harbor, and one across the street from Beal's in Southwest Harbor. A favorite attraction for children, the museum provides visitors of all ages with an opportunity to see resident harbor seals in a 50,000-gallon tank and explore the Maine coastal ecosysytem through special Thomas Bay Marsh Walks.

The Oceanarium is also home to the Maine Lobster Museum, which provides a look at the Maine lobster industry; the museum features trap-making d emonstrations and a visit aboard a lobster boat with licensed Maine lobstermen available to answer questions. Open Monday-Saturday, June-October.

Location: Route 3, Bar Harbor Maine 04609 Telephone 207-288-5005

Other History nearby:
(Bangor) Bangor Historical Society Museum
(Machias) Burnham Tavern Museum
(Burley) Cassia County Historical Museum
(Ellsworth) Colonel Black Mansion
(Bucksport) Fort Knox
(Machiasport) Gates House

05/22 Coming to The Bar Harbor area
Acadia Birding Festival Bar Harbor ME May30-June2 Celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues.
Maine Yoga Festival Portland ME July13-14 Maine YogaFest is a premiere wellness event for the Maine community to come together, celebrate the healing powers of yoga and encourage a healthy, peaceful and compassionate way of living
Bates Dance Festival Lewiston ME June28-August10 Bates Dance Festival brings together an international community of choreographers, performers, educators and students in a cooperative community to study, perform and create new work. It enables artists, students and audiences to share their knowledge and inspiration through workshops, jams, discussions, informal showings and performances.

Great Falls Yoga Festival Lewiston ME September28 Great Falls Yoga Festival is a community event celebrating and highlighting the talents of local, state and regional yoga teachers, healers, and artists.