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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Address: Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
Phone Number: 508-289-2252
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Internationally renowned marine biology research center.

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Staff at WHOI are very friendly, knowledgeable and used to questions from tourists. Lots of interesting things to see and do! Find out how research really works!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Staff at WHOI are very friendly, knowledgeable and used to questions from tourists. Lots of interesting things to see and do! Find out how research really works!

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

the folks that work in gift shop were sooo helpful! I bought a warm jacket and gifts for my family. Special and sacred part of the Woods Hole community!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was the WHOI ship Knorr that found the Titanic. WHOI and the many other marine science organizations in Woos Hole make it the major center of marine science in the world.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A small exhibit packed with information and a great break from the beach. We learned much about the vast world undersea and human attempts to view it. When we visited exhibits included an undersea pod and the discovery of the Titanic remains.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A small but packed full of info museum. Helpful film narrated by Costeau starred our visit. Lots of videos and an interesting exhibit on the Titanic. Loved the different whale sounds display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you are on the cape I would suggest taking an afternoon to visit WHOI and then go to the aquarium. The research WHOI is conducting is very interesting and is making a difference. At the exhibit building there is a very interesting video that goes into some recently discovered areas of the ocean.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

So interesting to see what they do here and how technology is advancing. Such a cool technical place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

I found this interesting. It is pretty small and some of the displays may need to be updated. I particularly liked the information and comparison of krill and salps and other global warming information. I did wonder when the predicted date of the sea ice disappearance was calculated. Last week, Last month, last year? I'm still glad I came, perhaps... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is the coolest place. Please donate if you visit. They have a replica of the Alvin (the one that found the sunken Titanic). You can climb in and check it out. There are also several displays loaded with information. The gift shop has a great variety of souviners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We took a guided tour of the WHOI facilities and found it very interesting to see behind the scenes work that enables the amazing research conducted by the facility. This tour is not appropriate for small children. There was a family in our group with a toddler in a stroller, which was difficult to navigate around the working facility and... More 

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