Midcoast lens: Exploring the sea

Coastal Children's Museum
By Beth A. Birmingham | Feb 23, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Nataleigh Meyer, 2, from Warren, tentatively holds a live scallop during her exploration Feb. 22 at the Coastal Children's Museum in Rockland. Meyer had the opportunity to feel many of the sea's lively creature from the touch tank including a baby lobster, sea stars, crabs and sea urchins.

Rockland — The Coastal Children's Museum in Rockland was a happening place Feb. 22. With the end of February break, people were looking for something unique to do. Exploring, discovering and learning about the many wonders of Maine's coast seemed to be in order. Visitors from Fairfield, Yarmouth, Rockport, Warren and Wiscasset enjoyed the adventure.

C.J. Duke, 5, of Rockport touches a live scallop from the touch tank at the Coastal Children's Museum Feb. 22 in Rockland. Duke, visiting the center with his mom Teresa, explored some of the ocean's crustaceans. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Jordan Mathieu, 5, of Fairfield, checks out the price of a banana at Sharpie's General Store in the Coastal Children's Museum Feb. 22. On break from kindergarten, Mathieu found lots of fun things to do there with his family. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Peter Jokiel, 3, of Yarmouth, works on putting whale puzzle together during his visit to the Coastal Children's Museum Feb. 22. The museum offers numerous stations for exploring, discovering and learning about the many wonders of Maine's coast (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The Coastal Children's Museum of Rockland was the place to be Feb. 22 to get hands-on interaction with some of the ocean's crusty critters. From left, Emmitt Loupe, 5 and brother Gavin, 9, of Wiscassett, Nataleigh Meyer, 2 , her mom Christine, and brother Elliott, 2 months, of Warren, enjoyed listening to Felicity Bowditch explain the creature's habits. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
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