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Woods Hole Aquarium

166 Water St., Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
508-495-2000
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Woods Hole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Description: This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
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Somerset, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the feeding of the seals. Informative and cool to watch and the highlight of the visit by far. Otherwise the rest of the aquarium was an oversized fish tank. Great for little kids. Can't beat free!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Nice that they offer an aquarium to the public for free. It was small and not fancy like a Cabela's fish area, but it was free. The gentleman running the place was super friendly and he even offered free parking in extra areas due to the weekend- as well as walking directions to a nearby beach. The highlight was the... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Amazing fish and other sea life. Hands-on touch tank. Biologists available for questions. Could go back over and over.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was a small aquarium but well worth it. Saw seals being fed and it was entertaining. Would recommend it for children as well as adults visiting Woods Hole.

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Lebanon, CT
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This aquarium has displays for adults and children, with a special emphasis on local native and visiting saltwater fishes and other fauna. Twice a day two rehabilitated harbor seals are fed outside near the street and are trained to do some simple activities with their trainer. Admission is free.

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Worcester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good size for a quick rainy day alternative...good size for toddler's and elementary aged kids. Enough to interest, hold their attention, and allow the family to handle, study, and interact together... It has, of course, argueably, the most knowledgable staff in the World.

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Oakham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Love the seals and the informational show that the students put on. Also we get to see many aquariums of the fish that we have native to our region.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

small and quick - no entrance fee, just a donation. Great place to see some awsome fish!! Watch them feed the seals, and get a little history!

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A great place to take your children. Good exhibits and a tank for hands on learning with staff to lend a hand. The seals are fun to watch especially if your there at feeding times -- 11:00AM & 4:00PM.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is not New England Aquarium; no giant tanks with sharks swimming by, and no penguin exhibit, etc. The Woods Hole Aquarium is an extension of Woods Hole Oceanographic. With that said, it is primarily a research/educational facility that is open to the public, and free of charge. If you are in town, and especially with children, this charming little... More

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