We are closing our store...
...to grow our Tours!
The year is winding down and so is The Natural History Center . . . our store, that is! Change is good—caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies, birds molt their feathers, mammals shed their fur, seasons change—and we are closing our store. Fear not! This change will allow us to focus full time on our tours and educational programs (and we will continue our store on-line, albeit focusing on optics, field guides, and the sundry items every field naturalist needs). Come back here, or check in our Facebook page, regularly to see our ever-evolving offerings.
The Natural History Center is looking forward to our seventh season of sharing our passion for the natural world. So who are we? The Natural History Center is a family-run business based in Bar Harbor, Maine, that strives to make the natural world accessible and enjoyable by offering experiential opportunities in the field.
Join us as we search for birds both common and elusive. Take a walk in the park with our seasoned naturalists. Explore the mysteries of Maine’s tidepools. Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Acadia National Park on a sightseeing tour following the historic Park Loop Road.
For the more adventurous, search for Peregrine Falcons or Snowy Owls as you hike or snowshoe along the summit trails of Acadia’s mountains, look for Spruce Grouse while bicycling the Carriage Trails, or find Harbor Seals from the cockpit of a sea kayak.
We will work with you to create a personalized nature experience or you can join a regularly scheduled tour. We cater our tours to your needs and interests, regardless of age or physical ability. All tours are personal and interactive with a maximum of 6 participants (we are happy to accommodate larger groups and bus tours).
We hope you will find our passion for the natural world is contagious and see that we enjoy both sharing our local knowledge and learning from you.
And remember, every day is Bird Day!