The Oceanarium and Education Center

Plan Your Visit to the Oceanarium


  • May 15 to May 26, Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • May 29 to September 1, Open every day, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • September 4 to October 27, Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Oceanarium is located on the beautiful coast of Maine within historic Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island.

Address: 1351 ME 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (we are located one mile from the head of Mt. Desert Island on Thomas Bay).

Single Day Tickets & Admission

  • Adults 19 to 64: $17.50
  • Students 13 to 18 or with college ID: $16.00
  • Seniors 65 to 89: $15.00
  • Children 3 to 12: $14.00
  • Children under 3 and Seniors 90+: FREE
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military: $13.00

Season Passes

The season pass includes daily admission to Oceanarium and Education Center from May to October 2024.

  • Individual: $50.00
  • Couple: $75.00
  • Family (up to 5 people): $125.00
  • Add a person to any pass: $25.00

Get Season Pass
You’ll receive an email receipt from our payment processor “” after purchasing your season pass online. The email will also contain a PDF of your pass which you can print or display on your phone.

Group Sizes & Pricing

The Oceanarium and Education Center opened April 1 for school visits by appointment. All student groups are $5.00 per student (or non-chaperone adult). This includes public schools, private schools, and homeschool groups. Please email to schedule a visit.

We welcome groups up to 50 people anytime during regular hours. Groups of more than 50 are also possible with special arrangements. Please email to arrange.

Our Exhibits

29-Foot Authentic Indoor Lobster Boat ›
2000 Gallons of Authentic Gulf of Maine Habitat in Nine Tanks ›
Rare Blue, Cotton Candy, & Orange Maine Lobsters ›
650-Gallon Touch Pool ›