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Dorr Museum School and Group Programs
Museum educators facilitate viewing and interacting with the exhibits in the museum gallery. Scavenger hunts, time at the indoor tidepool, a close look at study skins can be part of the visit. Please let us know how the museum can complement your current classroom studies and we will lead activities which will focus on your curricular needs.
Museum educators can lead groups of students in activities which practice observation skills along the shoreline and other natural settings on campus. Participants must come dressed for the weather and in comfortable walking shoes.
BONES, BALEEN AND WHALE ECOLOGY
(formerly Whales on Wheels)
Participants assemble the skeleton of a 24-foot minke whale and learn about the behavior and anatomy of whales while looking at baleen, krill and other marine mammal artifacts.
BIRDS OF NEW ENGLAND
While examining bird mounts, wings, feathers, feet, and bones, participants learn about adaptations of birds for feeding and flight.
WHAT'S SO COOL ABOUT WINTER?
Survival in the cold presents plants and animals with some unique challenges.
Through activities and looking closely at dioramas and study skins, students investigate adaptations to living in freezing temperatures.
CREATE A MUSEUM SPACE IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Study skins, small exhibits, bones and other natural history objects can be loaned to you for use in your classroom.
COSTS FOR PROGRAMMING
Museum visits are $2 per student, chaperones are free of charge. (Minimum fee of $25) Presentations such as "Bones,Baleen and Whale Ecology" are $75 per group (maximum 30 students) For loan of artifacts, schools must cover shipping costs, if incurred. Off site presentations are $175 for the first presentation and $90 for each additional presentation plus mileage per mile round trip (Maximum 30 students/presentation).
Please contact the Museum of Natural History at 207-288-5395 or 207-288-5015 to schedule a program. COA classes are in session from mid-September to mid-November, January to mid-March, and April to late May.
Hours and Contact Info
George B. Dorr Museum
of Natural History
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207-288-5395 f. 207-288-2917
Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance to the museum is by donation.
How To Find Us
The Museum is located on the campus of College of the Atlantic, on Route 3 between downtown Bar Harbor and the Ferry Terminal.The Island Explorer bus stops at the Museum daily throughout the summer.
For a full campus map click here. The Museum is #6.