25 minutes southwest of Bar Harbor in Southwest Harbor, Maine is the Wendell Gilley Museum. Founded in 1981, the Wendell Gilley Museum is a community center that celebrates the life work of famed bird carver Wendell Gilley. The core collection of the museum consists of over 100 birds carved by Gilley during his life . . . → Read More: Wendell Gilley Museum – Southwest Harbor, Maine
The Mount Desert Oceanarium is home to the Maine Lobster Museum, a lobster hatchery, a salt pond where you may take the Marsh Walk, and a picnic area. They also have a gift shop.
The Oceanarium is a wonderful place to take kids and features touch tanks and other hands-on exhibits which will also . . . → Read More: Mount Desert Oceanarium – Bar Harbor, Maine
The Bar Harbor Whale Museum was established in 1991. It is a collaboration of the College of the Atlantic and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. As its name would imply, the museum is dedicated to the study and understanding of the whales and also seals commonly found in the Gulf of Maine.
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Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts Spring
The Abbe Museum presents the heritage, history and culture of the Wabanaki, Maine’s Native American people. The museum was founded by Dr. Robert Abbe in 1926 and first opened to the public in 1928 at Sieur de Monts Spring in what is now Acadia National Park. . . . → Read More: Abbe Museum – Bar Harbor, Maine
The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History is located on the campus of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. It is housed in a building that was the original headquarters of Acadia National Park.
The museum presents the natural history of Maine in exhibits that were designed and produced by . . . → Read More: George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History – Bar Harbor, Maine