The Museum of Natural History
College of the Atlantic / Bar Harbor / Maine / USA

The newest jewel in the crown of College of the Atlantic is in place.

The Museum of Natural History opened to the public in its new building on June 19, 2000.

The campus is located on Rt 3 between the ferry terminal and downtown Bar Harbor.

Come visit us this summer:
      Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM

The building was once home to the original headquarters of Acadia National Park and was located near the town pier.   The structure has been renovated and expanded to provide a unique site for exhibits and programs.

The architect has successfully combined elements of the old building with modern museum spaces.

The Museum of Natural History has created a wonderful environment for visitors to Maine, as well as serious students of human ecology, to relate to the natural wonders of one of America's premier areas.

The new facility will surely become a magnet for the many people who take advantage of the many exhibits and programs of the museum.

The Museum of Natural History investigates and interprets the natural history of Maine through a human ecological perspective.

Detailed exhibits created by COA students depict the plant and animal life of Maine, each portraying how different species interact with natural and human environments

Hands-on materials such as baleen, fur, wings and bones are found throughout the Museum encouraging visitors to touch, smell, dissect, listen and create while learning about the natural world.

Museum staff lead a variety of programs and activities throughout the day, including special presentations at the marine environment tank.

Our museum is located on the campus of College of the Atlantic, among the spruce and granite of Bar Harbor, Maine.  Our address is:

Museum of Natural History
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:     (207) 288-5015 or 288-5395
General e-mail:

A museum store offers quality books, toys, cards, COA shirts and other keepsakes.