MDI Biological Laboratory

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, founded in 1898, is a community of scientists and students who study marine organisms to learn about the basic biology of life. Its threefold mission is to promote research and education in the biology of marine organisms, to foster understanding and preservation of the environment, and to advance human health.


After driving onto Mt. Desert Island, bear left to stay on Route 3. Drive about 4 miles, then turn left onto Old Bar Harbor Road at sign for the Lab. Turn left again onto Biol Lab Road and continue straight to parking area.

159 Old Bar Harbor Road
Bar Harbor, ME United States 04609
Hours of Operation

207-288-9880 ext 125

Dr. Jane Disney
207-288-9880 ext:423  Eelgrass Project Co-Manager

Judy Sproule
207-288-3147  Deputy Director of Development, Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory

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