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Maine State Aquarium (MSA)

closed for the season

Reopening May 2015

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194 McKown Point Road
W. Boothbay Harbor, Maine

(207) 633-9559

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There are always new reasons to visit the Maine State Aquarium.  We have new animals, displays, and educational programs happening all the time so each time you visit you'll discover something different.  Select one of these links, or scroll down the page.

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The aquarium is currently closed for the season.

We will be open for schools only, May 18-22, 2015.

We will be opening to the public for the season on May 23 (Memorial Day Weekend), open 7 days a week until August 31. Starting on Labor Day, we will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays in September, then closed for the season on September 28, 2015.

Our open hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Please be aware that our rates have increased for the 2015 season.

  • Adults (age 13 to 65) --$7.00
  • Seniors (age 65 and up) --$5.00
  • Youth (age 3-12 with adult family member) --$3.00
  • Children (age 2 and under with adult family member) --FREE
  • Seasonal Membership (Family) --$60.00
  • Seasonal Membership (Individual) --$30.00
  • Seasonal Membership (Resident Family) --$45.00
  • Seasonal Community Discount Pass --$150.00
  • School groups (includes summer camps and daycares)--$2.00 per student ($1.00 in September for schools and home schools), teachers free; see school group details and reservation info here
    (Reservations need to be made 2 weeks in advance)
    (Price does not include additional programs or guided activities - call for more information)
  • Groups and Tour Groups--Call for rates and see group details and reservation info here
    (Reservations need to be made 30 days in advance for tour groups)
    (Price does not include additional programs or guided activities - call for more information)
    (Group rate discounts are available for school and tour groups only)
  • Gift passes are available
  • Guests interested in having a Birthday Party at our facility please contact us for more information and pricing.


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Planning your visit

Some helpful hints for planning your visit to the aquarium:


Events include the Summer Science Festival, and daily tours of the DMR laboratory, sport fishing lessons, talks on lobsters, sharks, and other animals, and more.  The following links are PDF files, and may require Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader software (download here free) to view or print.  Please contact if you need a different format.




The Maine State Aquarium does not, at any time, guarantee that there will be certain species — including sharks — on display. Exhibits are subject to specimen availability and specimen health. If at any time aquarium staff feel that specimen health is in jeopardy — whether by sickness, stress, or guest interaction — they reserve the right to take specimens off display. In the event that staff feel that the health of specimens in our touch tank areas is being compromised from guest interactions, they reserve the right to ask guests to leave the exhibit area for the safety of our specimens.