Things To Do In Bar Harbor In The Rain
Even Vacationland can’t guarantee perfect weather, but don’t worry. When it pours, play indoors by prepping a plan of things to do in Bar Harbor in the rain. A trip to the movies or a day at a museum might just be the kind of relaxation you didn’t know you needed.
The Mount Desert Oceanarium is great for kids aged 2 to 92. Spend an afternoon at the hands-on exhibits, learn about the life of a lobster fisherman, and take a guided tour of their Salt Marsh.
The leading genetics research facility in the U.S. offers tours during the summer, giving you a chance to see the campus and hear from a JAX scientist about their work and career. Spots fill up fast, so make a reservation.
Learn about the history and traditions of the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Micmac, and Maliseet tribes who have made Maine home for over 12,000 years. Thousands of artifacts and changing cultural exhibits make the Abbe Museum worth a visit, no matter the weather.
Housed in the original headquarters of the Acadia National Park, the Dorr Museum investigates and interprets the natural history of Bar Harbor. All exhibits are curated by students from the College of the Atlantic, and there are many programs and activities for all ages. Don’t miss the gift shop, with an array of books, toys, and apparel related to Maine’s natural history.
Built in 1932, the Criterion Theater is an art deco gem that shows movies seven nights a week, as well as rainy day matinees.
Share a Godzilla pizza for dinner and a show at this two screen theater. They also do takeout, if you need a movie-themed pie for a night in.
Spend a rainy afternoon in this 100 year old library, which has a kid’s section, extensive selection of periodicals and a quiet reading room. Check their calendar for frequent talks, author readings, and live music.