The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History investigates, interprets and displays the natural world of Maine, with exhibits 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 including a touch tank. The gift shop offers a wonderful selection of books, gifts, toys and jewelry for children and adults related to the natural sciences.
Time travel to Old Bar Harbor at the Bar Harbor Historical Society, where the history of the town and surrounding area are captured in memorabilia, maps, antique clothing, pictures, and displays.
Native Americans have lived in Maine for more than 12,000 years. See their traditions in songs, stories, fine basketry and wood carving at the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor. Learn about the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Micmac, and Maliseet tribes, all of which still live in Maine today. The Abbe houses more than 50,000 objects spanning 10,000 years, including tools and potter excavated during the Abbe’s archaeological field research.