We love the oceans, and all the weird and wonderful things that live in there, but in Bar Harbor, Maine you can visit something a little different than your regular aquariums!
Mount Desert Oceanarium is a unique aquarium that really gives kids a learning experience when it comes to our waters.
Why not start at the Maine Lobster Museum! Here, kids can really begin their underwater journey. They can check out the handful of hands-on exhibits, and even check out the touch tanks and FEEL first hand what some of the creatures are like!
The exhibits are fun for kids, and don’t miss the one where they can use the phone to listen to the sounds of the whale songs!
The Lobster Hatchery is where eggs are actually removed from the females and raised through a number of various stages, so the circle of life really is on show, and kids can see how conservation works when it comes to breeding.
To see the lobsters up close will be a treat too!
What would an oceanarium be without that adventure into nature? The Marsh Walk is a great place to learn all about the basic ecological principles, as you actually walk through the beautiful Maine landscape!
Lobsters are so important to Maine, so it’s fun to take the kids to a place where they can really celebrate these amazing creatures – and Mount Desert Oceanarium is the place to do it!