Located on the water in West Boothbay Harbor, the aquarium is operated by the Maine Department of Marine Resources. This educational facility was built in 1993 along with the state’s new fisheries research station. The main gallery resembles the rocky coast of Maine. A collection of regional fish and invertebrates can be seen hidden within the granite-like cliffs. Interactive displays, including a shark touch tank and tide pool touch tank, encourage discovery learning. Other highlights include the 23 pound lobster and fascinating color morphs of lobsters in blue, calico, albino and half and half. You have to see them to believe them! Open 10am – 5pm
194 McKown Point Road
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
Directions: Exit the Newagen driveway and turn right onto Route 238. When that road ends, turn right across the Southport Bridge. At the four-way intersection, turn right onto McKown Point Road. Take this until it dead ends at the aquarium.