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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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Description: Internationally renowned marine biology research center.

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Great to see the Knorr

I have followed WHOI for years and was excited to finally pay it a visit. Unfortunately they aren't open on the weekends so I wasn't able to go on the tour, but we did visit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Rob M
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Mohrsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Everything you want to know about any ocean. Seismic activity, to temps and currants. Top notch science

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have followed WHOI for years and was excited to finally pay it a visit. Unfortunately they aren't open on the weekends so I wasn't able to go on the tour, but we did visit the small museum which is open on Saturdays. It was great to see the research vessel Knorr moored at the docks. It played an important... More 

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Argyle, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent 1.5 hours or so viewing the exhibits on two levels ... small scale but rich with information about Alvin and other research. The area is interesting but parking is a MAJOR problem in Woods Hole so bring quarters to put in parking meters so when you find a place you can get up to 2 hours of parking... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

For those who love the ocean and ocean research, this is a must see. You have to plan ahead for this since parking is so difficult around WHOI. The WHOOSH Trolley allows you to park further away and drops you off right at WHOI. The guide was a retired oceanographer and was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Don’t forget to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The subject is enormous but the museum is a few exhibits in a small, old building. $3 admission (optional but not really) and parking is on the street on metered bays. The Alvin is interesting and the mock up looks good, but unaccessible because of children playing in it (encouraged by parents, and no staff around to moderate access). Several... More 

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Waquoit, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A visit to Woods Hole is a must when visiting Cape Cod. The aquarium is a must especially for young children. During the summer months the seals are in the outside pool and informative talks are given by the seals trainer. Many fine restaurants to choose from!

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Well presented exhibits on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and their programs. Highlights include Alvin research vessel & Titanic ship discovery, Great White shark research video. The remote camera video of sharks trying to eat the ROV, which in on display, are fantastic. There is also a short general oceanography video. Nominal donations are suggested.

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Star, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The ocean science exhibits are interesting and if your interests are in marine, biomedical or environmental sciences this is a great place. The village around this place has some nice shops and restaurants too. We had a beautiful and sunny day to walk along the water and enjoy the fresh ocean air.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I haven't missed an annual trip to the "Aquarium" for over four decades. Even though the exhibits never change, there's something about constancy that provides a calming effect. And the seals are the highlight for my grandkids.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great small place to spend the afternoon with kids. The interactive exhibits we interesting and entertaining. It even offered some interesting exhibits for the adults interested in science. They allowed us to watch them feed the dolphins even though the museum had officially closed at that point. If you have time while in Woods Hole, this place... More 

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Additional Information about Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Address: Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
Phone Number: 508-289-2252
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth  >  Woods Hole
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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