Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Acadia National Park

Junior Ranger Program includes hands-on activities to explore the park’s plants, animals, and history. Take a Ranger-Narrated Boat Cruise. Visit the Nature Center with hands-on exhibits that help you uncover the secrets behind how the park manages its plants and animals. What kinds of birds are found in the park? Play in the Sand, Go for a Hike or a Bike Ride. 25 Visitor Center Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. 207-288-3338. Cost: Free/Fee.

Maine Environmental Research Institute

55 Main St., Blue Hill, ME 04614. 207-374-2135. Serves as the headquarters for MERI's operations in Maine dedicated to researching and protecting Maine's marine wildlife and ecosystem. Fee.