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Museums and Other Cultural Organizations  [Printer-friendly version]

Acadia Repertory Theatre   207-244-7260
Dedicated to producing interesting stories about interesting people in its intimate performance space, the theatre has staged the works of playwrights ranging from Sophocles to Shakespeare to Shaw to Neil Simon.
Open: June - September  
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ArtWaves   207-266-0010
At ArtWaves, we connect the community with art. A simple concept with boundless opportunity. Art for everyone and in multiple forms. Children, high schoolers, summer visitors, seasonal workers, year-round professionals. Working and emerging artists. Drawing, painting, sculpting, printing, dancing. Stop by. Take a class. Attend a workshop. Become a member.
Open: year round  
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Camp Beech Cliff   207-244-0365
Camp Beech Cliff's programs are all about making new friends, learning new skills, and exploring the outdoors with positive role models. Activities balance active and creative, including swimming, boating, archery, ropes courses, and outdoor skills.
Open: Year-round, M-F 8-5. Summer camp starts June 20  
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Camp Capella, Inc.   207-843-5104
Camp CaPella is a lakefront summer camp at Phillips Lake that provides diverse recreational & educational opportunities for children & adults with disabilities. Camp CaPella is for all campers regardless of ability to have an opportunity to enjoy a summer program. We offer learning experiences, recreational activities, and fun! We offer year-round recreational and educational opportunities.
Open: Year Round  
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Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden   207-266-6047
Our 20th year! For visitors of all ages, visit a coastal butterfly habitat in Downeast Maine and see how careful organic gardening practices can sustain and protect butterflies. Early closing September 15th for major construction and renovation.
Open: Closed for Construction  
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Mount Desert Island Historical Society   207-276-9323
Founded in 1931, promotes the study and understanding of the people and the history of this island and of history's relevance today. We celebrate the lives of the people, and the events that have shaped, and will continue to shape,island history.
Open: Daily 10 to 4  
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Mt. Desert Oceanarium   207-288-7330
We mix you and dozens of sea animals and great staff together to learn and enjoy. Results?? "AWESOME", "RAD-I-CAL", "EXCELLENT". Lobster museum and hatchery, salt marsh tours and discovery pool touch tank.
Open: Closed  
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Seal Cove Auto Museum   207-244-9242
Celebrating the cultural and industrial innovations of the earliest autos with family-friendly exhibits and activities. The collection has over 50 automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles from the Brass Era, 1895-1917.
Open: Nov 1 – Apr 30: Open Mon – Tues (please call ahead)  
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Southwest Harbor Public Library   207-244-7065
Our Mission: To be the place where people of all ages and backgrounds come to improve literacy, explore new ideas and pursue lifelong learning interests.
Open: MON, TUES, THURS & FRI: 9:00am - 5:00pm WED: 9:00am - 8:00pm SAT: 9:00am - 1:00pm CLOSED SEPT. 21  
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The Barn Arts Collective   207-412-9435
The Barn Arts Collective creates and encourages community through the practice and presentation of live arts events. Performances at the Barn at 130 Tremont Rd. in Bass Harbor happen throughout the year and every weekend in the summer.

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The Maine Granite Industry Historical Society   207-244-7299
Granite quarrying began in Maine as early as 1830 & is still a large industry with quarries in several areas. Our museum houses 100's of tools, photos, Union badges, constitutions, books and more. Groups are welcome - call for an appointment!
Open: April 1 to November 31 Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Winter months by appointment.  
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Tremont Historical Society   207-244-9753
Programs of historical interest are presented at monthly meetings during the summer, which are at 7 P.M. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library. The Country tore museum i open MWF 1-4 July - Columbus Day.
Open: MWF 1:00-4:00 p.m. July thru Columbus Day or by appointment  
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Wendell Gilley Museum   207-244-7555
People + Nature + Art: Celebrating the life and work of a pioneer of decorative bird carving. Teaching the art through exhibitions and education. Inspiring appreciation of the visual arts & creativity and respect for the natural world.
Open: November through mid-December Open from 10 am to 4 pm Fridays and Saturdays and for programs  
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