A snowy owl in one of the museum's many wildlife dioramas.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.  Visitors of all ages can touch, smell, listen and create while learning about the natural history 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, and jewelry for children and adults related to the natural sciences.

The Island Explorer bus stops at the Museum daily throughout the summer.

Summer, school, and group programs

The Dorr Museum's touch tank houses a variety of live marine creatures, including these sea stars.Museum staff and students lead a variety of programs and activities encouraging everyone to participate in natural history learning. Programs include: Museum tours, Whale Anatomy and Ecology, Nature Walks and Scavenger Hunts. For more information on school and community group programs, click here.

Contact the Museum for further information or to make arrangements for a visit.



Upcoming events at the Dorr Museum

October 20th, 2015

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    Nature Sketching Nights at the Dorr Museum

    5:00pm, Dorr Museum of Natural History The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History presents Nature Sketching Nights, happening on the third Tuesday of the month from 5-8pm.

October 23rd, 2015

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    The Nature of Halloween

    5:00pm, Dorr Museum of Natural History The Nature of Halloween: a spooky evening of fun and learning for all ages, presented by the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and Acadia National Park.