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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Worth the visit just to sit in "Alvin". Lots of interesting information on undersea manned and unmanned vehicles. Don't miss it if you're in Weeds Hole.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A good place to start your visit of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is the Ocean Science Exhibit Center. There is no admission fee but donations are highly encouraged. Here you can view a short film detailing the critical role the oceans have played in spawning & sustaining life on earth. It also highlights mans quest to explore the deepest... More

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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We take advantage to move there from Natick to visit this famous Institute. We received a warm welcome and we made a great tour inside the Institute. Great place to visit.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is categorized in my mind and my experience as one of the most important places. The exhibits are fascinating, showing discoveries and artifacts not seen anywhere else.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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