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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Woods Hole
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Internationally renowned marine biology research center.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Videos -- discovery of the Titanic, whales, Alvin and other vessels. Their checklist: ◾Learn about the Institution's ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research ◾Explore our interactive exhibit on the discovery and exploration of the Titanic ◾Step inside a full-size model of the inner sphere of Alvin and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There is absolutely nothing to see here. All the buildings close to the public after Labor Day. A few of the restaurants are open, but not many. The Aquarium makes its own schedule, when open or not. What they call the museum is 4 rooms in an old building at the other end of town. The only good thing is... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was a small hidden gem in Woods Hole. It's more like a science museum than anything else. There's an exhibit on Alvin, the deep-sea submarine that explored the Titanic, and marine life, and the Arctic and Antarctic. Lots to touch, learn, and explore

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

They ask for a donation, we only had my change purse so my son had fun emptying that all in. It was a small space but they did pack it full of fish and other creatures! Our two year old loved it and we will be back but don't plan on this being a whole day event! Get there in... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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182 reviews 182 reviews
57 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Alvin was a fun thing to see and the crushed Styrofoam cup was a great way to illustrate sea pressure. But the parking is horrible (two spots on a side street and meters on the main drag a few blocks away) and you are essentially on your own here. A lot of the exhibits were very dated and reminded... More

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Ocean, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've heard of this place all my life and finally got there--only to find it closed at 4:00 (one of 3 buildings closed at 3:00) and it was already 2:30. Not visitor-friendly! Many exhibits could use updating, clarification, and some effort to engage visitors. I value what WHOI is doing--I just wish it valued me back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We came a long way to visit here, somewhere I had wanted to visit since the 60's. Maybe October was a bit late and not everything was open but while the museum was interesting, the submersible attacked by great white was cool, especially for a diver!!! The rest was OK. Seen the Titanic stuff before. I had hoped to see... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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