Oceanarium to become nonprofit education center

The Mount Desert Oceanarium sign that welcomed visitors for many years.PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MOUNT DESERT OCEANARIUM

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Oceanarium, a once-popular aquarium with a lobster fishing exhibit, touch tank and ecological marsh walk located off State Highway 3, has found a buyer who promises to return it to its former glory. 

Founded by Audrey and the late Rev. David Mills, the oceanarium was recently sold to Dick Post of Lexington, Mass. “The kids just love it…You can’t let a place like that die, make it into condominiums, that would be horrible,” said Post. 


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