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George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, Bar Harbor

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The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History investigates, interprets and displays the natural world of Maine. All exhibits are designed and produced by students at College of the Atlantic.

The Museum is housed in the original headquarters of Acadia National Park, renovated and expanded to provide a unique site for exhibits, programs, and activities.

The gift shop offers a wonderful selection of books, gifts, toys and jewelry for children and adults related to the natural sciences.

The Dorr Museum features dioramas of coastal Maine wildlife and a tide pool tank that houses a variety of live sea stars, hermit crabs, snails and other marine creatures for visitors to touch and observe. Our exhibits showcase student work and are fun and educational for all ages.
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  • We went to the museum to see lots of animals and sealife. The people there were very pleasant and helpful and very good to the grandchildren who are only four. They love the museum and they love some....  more
    We went to the museum to see lots of animals and sealife. The people there were very pleasant and helpful and very good to the grandchildren who are only four. They love the museum and they love some....  more »
  • Realistic diorama glass cases of Maine wildlife and a marine touch tank. Children will love visiting this museum. 
    Realistic diorama glass cases of Maine wildlife and a marine touch tank. Children will love visiting this museum.  more »
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  • The George B. Dorr Museum is worth checking out while visiting Bar Harbor. My daughter loves animals so we decided to check out the museum on a rainy morning during our week stay in Bar Harbor. We were highly impressed by the variety of animals and details on display created by past students and professors. While it is a small museum, it is packed with beautifully preserved animals and a good amounts of hands on items to explore.
  • This is an awesome museum! The exhibits created by the students are amazing we were all blown away at the poses and scenes they created! Staff was also very friendly and knowledgeable. This is a must do especially if you have kids! Ours loved the interactive tide pool!

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