The Maine State Aquarium will reopen Summer 2023

Summer Schedule: June 28 to July 1 10am to 3pm

July 6 to September 4, 10am to 3pm, Thursdays through Saturdays

Aquarium Collage

April 2023: After temporarily closing our doors to the public in 2020, we have exciting news! As you make summer plans, they can include visiting the Maine State Aquarium! We are excited to announce that we will open Wednesday, June 28 at 10am, during the Windjammer Festival. Then through Labor Day, we will be open Thursdays-- Saturdays, 10am to 3pm. We will open in stages from this summer to next; our 2023 preview opening will include new tanks, interactive exhibits, and hands on activities. It will also include the always popular touch tank and a preview of what the final redesigned aquarium will be. At 1pm on the 28th  you can also watch the Windjammers enter the Harbor under full sail. (Consider this summer as our soft(shell) opening, to be followed by a hard(shell) opening, if you will.) To prepare for a grand opening in 2024, the aquarium will close after Labor Day for work to continue. Along the way we will update you about our progress. We hope you will continue to visit us as each new stage is unveiled. Follow us on our website, social media, and in future articles as we finalize further opening details.


We are not scheduling school or group field trips or programs in 2023 so we can focus on renovations and exhibit design.

Aerial view of the Maine State Aquarium and DMR campus


Volunteers — We are currently recruiting volunteers for the summer season