Winter is Here!?!

Downtown Bldng with Logo and snow effects

The surprising snow storm that blew in this past weekend reminded us that winter is just around the corner (or perhaps already here!), and so we'd like to thank everyone for a successful summer and fall. The 2011 season was a busy one for the Abbe Museum, and we could not have done it without your support...thank you!

We are now on our Winter Schedule, which will be in effect until

May of 2012:

Museum Galleries & Shop Open:

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10:00 -- 4:00

Abbe Museum Offices Open:
Monday -- Friday, 9:00 -- 4:00

Please be aware that if there is inclement weather, the Abbe Museum will be closed if MDI Schools are closed. If it is a weekend day or you are unsure, it is always best to check: please call 207-288-3519 before making the trip. The Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts is closed for the winter; the above hours refer to the Downtown Abbe Museum at 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor.

There is always something happening at the Abbe Museum, and winter is no exception. Please visit our website or call for our ever-growing list of Winter Programs. Confirmed programs are listed at, but there are still more we hope to add!

Winter is also a popular time for school group visits to the museum, as well as bookings for Abbe Educational Programs which can be delivered in the classrooms. If you are interested in visiting the Abbe or having the Abbe visit your school or organization (adult programs can be arranged too!) please browse through the offerings on our website, or contact Raney Bench, Curator of Education.

Click to learn more about School Programs or Outreach Programs for Children & Adults.