At the northern edge of town on Route 3, this museum is on the campus of the College of the Atlantic (www.coa.edu; [tel] 207/288-5015), a school founded in 1969 with a strong emphasis on environmental education. The museum occupies the national park’s original HQ (who knew?), and features exhibits that focus on interactions among island residents, from the two-legged to the four-legged, finny, and furry. Check the museum’s summer program: in summer, you just might stumble across a nature walk, art project, or scavenger hunt. At the very least, swing by to see the 13-foot, 1,800-pound skull of a fin whale that sits outside, a campus landmark.
Bar Harbor› Attraction
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
105 Eden St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mid-June–Thanksgiving, Tues–Sat 10am–5pm; rest of year, open by appointment only. Phone 207/288-5395 Prices Admission by donation. Web site George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
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