HOURS OF OPERATION:
The Maine Aquarium is open year round, from 9 AM to 5 PM seven days a week! We are closed for Christmas day and Thanksgiving day only.
Feeding times remain constant seven days a week. It's an exciting time to see the animals in action! Harbor seals are fed daily at 11 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3 PM. Penquins are fed daily at 10 AM and 2 PM. The fish, sharks, and sea turtles are fed on a continual basis.
The Aquarium is located on U.S. Route 1 in Saco, 10 miles south of Portland, 12 miles north of Kennebunkport. From the Maine Turnpike (I-95), take Exit 5 (Saco exit). After the toll house, take Exit 2B (Route 1 north). The Aquarium is a mile down Route 1 on the right. We are one mile west of the world famous Old Orchard Beach, a seaside community boasting miles of long sandy beaches.
Members enjoy unlimited visits to the Maine Aquarium during regular business hours for one 12 month period beginning the date of purchase. Members receive:
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SCHOOL FIELD TRIP DISCOUNTS:
Let's all go to the Maine Aquarium! Discount rates for school field trips (with at least 10 students grades k-12) are $2.50/student with one teacher or chaperone admitted free of charge for every 10 students. Admission price for additional chaperones is $3.50/person. Advanced reservations required. Call 207-.
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND BUS TOUR
Group discount rates are available for groups of 10 or more persons with advance reservations. For group members under the age of 19, the rate is $2.50/person. For ages above 18 the group rate is $3.50/person.
We encourage individuals to volunteer their time and talents in the interest of enhancing the services of the Maine Aquarium. This is a great educational experience. The minimum age for volunteering is 18 years of age. Please email us for further information.
We accept a limited number of students into our internship program each year. Candidates must be enrolled in a local college for college credit and must be willing to supply an internship proposal. Interested candidates must secure a professor to sponsor and coordinate the program through their college.
COMFORT AND ACCESSIBILITY:
The Maine Aquarium is fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. It's also air conditioned, with picnic tables on the grounds and plenty of free parking.