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Woods Hole Aquarium

Address: 166 Water St., Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: 508-495-2000
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Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Woods Hole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved the hands on tank, the aquarium is small but, my kids loved it! You can even see the seals being fed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It was a cold, rainy day, in the middle of January. We walked to the aquarium from the adorable B&B we were staying at. They had SO many fish. I learned a lot, and felt this great need to save the environment, or at least try once we left! Best part... they have seals!

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Lubbock, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been to lots of aquariums, and this one--despite its tiny size--ranks up there. The place was deserted when I visited, and I had a nice chat with one of the folks who work here. She was preparing food for the various tanks; if you get a chance to go to the top floor, do so--it's a totally different perspective... More 

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usa
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252 reviews 252 reviews
71 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It doesn't look very inviting from the outside. It is a small building at the far end of the street. If it is anything like the whoi museum you can see it in half and hour if it's open when you get there. Not worthy of a day trip to the area.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not a very large aquarium but what they had was well presented and informative. Also loved going "behind the scenes" to see how the aquatic animals are fed and cared for.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's hard to spend more than an hour here, but it's worth a visit. They have two harbor seals, and a whole lot of really interesting fish and inverts. Upstairs there's a touch tank, and you can see where the biologists care for all the animals. It's free to get in, but donations are welcome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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194 reviews 194 reviews
59 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Parking here is on-street or, basically, not at all. Parking in Falmouth in general is a challenge. However, once you feed the meter, even if it is a few blocks away, it is worth it to see this place. When we were there, it was undergoing a great deal of re-decorating. But these incredibly fascinating fish were still there doing... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A small very well kept , interesting and scientific aquarium worth a visit if you are there and is also free which makes it very good vale

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Savannah, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a must see site free will donation with plenty of displays. Parking is a challenge so plan accordingly. The aquarium is handicap accessible. The staff was awesome and very knowledgeable.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was convinced to visit this Aquarium (which is misleading, I have been to small zoos that have more aquatic exhibits) during a late September trip by family members. We drove about 45 minutes from our rental to see this, and it was a waste of time. If you're in this town for a ferry, which appears to be the... More 

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