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Woods Hole Aquarium

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Address: 166 Water St., Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: 508-495-2000
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

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We enjoyed the aquarium. It currently has 2 harbor seals that can not be released back into the wild. There are many fish tanks that you can also see from above. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a fun place to stop in if visiting Woods hole. some fantastic seals swimming out front... (can't be released) and a free and pleasant walk through a little aquarium.

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Prospect, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

took us over an hour to find parking and then took us over 30 minutes to walk there. Very small and not much to it, If your already in town its worth a stop but dont make a trip just for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is super cool! It is an aquarium yes, but they don't tell you it is a working lab the happens to let the public in. It is really cool to see everything and they take great care of the creatures. The staff are real biologists and not just hired help. You cannot get this kind of knowledge in most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Free parking and admission. Small place so if you have a young one you need to leave your stroller outside the building. They have good variety of fish and the seal is worth the wait for the feedings. The staff did a great job with them.

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Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Aquarium is free and is small but educational and fun to see. Has a variety of fish, turtles, and history. I didn't like the fact that there was no staff on the floor to answer questions the children have.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

rained most of the week so i decided to take two grandchildren they were not too impressed but it was something to do.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We enjoyed the aquarium. It currently has 2 harbor seals that can not be released back into the wild. There are many fish tanks that you can also see from above. There is a touch tank.

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Mastic Beach, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The aquarium is small and simple and informs you of some of the accomplishments of The Wood's Hole Marine Institute. The fish on display are beautiful. And they have two rescued seals in the front for everyone to see. The cost is FREE but donations are optional, which help to defer costs. I was expecting a larger display, but considering... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The aquarium is a quaint little attraction in Woods Hole to experience with young children. There are harbor seals in the outside pool that are entertaining to watch. Not to miss is the giant blue lobster, which even my older children still talk about many years after their first visit.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is a small but really nice aquarium, featuring local sea life as well as visitors from the southern Atlantic coast which travel North in the summer. I didn't know that tropical fish such as parrot fish, angelfish and lion fish can travel so far North! What a surprise for somebody who actually catches it in New England. Also small... More 

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Additional Information about Woods Hole Aquarium

Address: 166 Water St., Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: 508-495-2000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth  >  Woods Hole
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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