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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
508-289-2252
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Woods Hole
Traveler Description: A trip to The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (established 1930) is definitely worth the trouble. You can start by signing up for the free tour... more »
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you only get to do one thing in Cape Cod it should be to visit Woods Hole and the various bits of the oceanographic institute dotted about the place. It is fab.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

But not sure if its considered an attraction. There are some visitors areas near by, you can see the ships when in port and its beautiful location are super nice but don't expect to be shown around the grounds unless you are with an employee or a special event.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

So much great information, I could have browsed the exhibits for hours. Instead we saw it at a fast clip that held the kids' attention span. The volunteer guide was very knowledgeable. Totally worth a stop!

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NE-USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You need to stop this is also free. Great educational for the kids. They have the Old Alvin that found the Titanic. The have a Titanic exhibit and a movie room where the show a movie about the ocean. This is really a great place. The staff is so nice and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped here with the kids, and they relished the original Alvin submersible's cockpit. For adults, the information on the institute's role in the discovery of the titanic was memorable. Don't expect a large multimillion dollar museum here, but both the town and museum are quaint.

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Falmouth, Cape Cod
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

WHOI is world class - as a scientific institute, that is. As an outsider you can visit their quaint museum which is interesting and crams lots and lots of great information in a small space. I you know the right people you may get an inside tour (I did, once), and then your eyes are guaranteed to pop out of... More

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New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A two story exhibit in an old house. If you are into ALVIN, then you would love it. Small with some good exhibits. The woman curator was great. You can give a donation on the way out.

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Truckee, California
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26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We enjoyed this aquarium which featured lots of local fish in tanks. You could also go behind the wall to view the tanks from the other side, as well as watch the feeding of the seals. Small and interesting!

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Enfield, Connecticut
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I took our 2 children here. It's a small little museum even with the 2 floors, but the displays were interesting and we enjoyed our time there. We were there on the off season, so found a close place to park, but I can see how it would be impossible to find a parking place during the... More

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have a few relatives that have worked at WHOI over my lifetiime. WHOI is near and dear to my heart and all that it stands for.

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