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 directly behind the museum daily throughout the summer.  There is no parking on campus.

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 25th, 2019

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    Children learning about the spooky side of nature at the Dorr Museum

    The Nature of Halloween

    5:00pm, George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History Join Acadia National Park rangers and COA students for a spooky evening of fun and learning at the Dorr Museum!

October 30th, 2019

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    Earth Systems Science for Everyone

    4:30pm, George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History Join the students of Dr. Susan Letcher’s Ecosystem Ecology course as they demystify some of the complex interactions between the living and non-living parts of our environment.