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Woods Hole Aquarium

166 Water St., Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
508-495-2000
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Ranked #4 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This aquarium is a small but educational place to take the kids. You should know that parking is on street only and is metered. Four quarters will get you an hour. It is age level. There is no charge, but they will accept any donations you want to give them. It is a two level facility. Tanks and exhibits are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This aquarium (the oldest public aquarium in the U.S.) epitomizes Woods Hole Village. It is small, charming, and very fun. With a group of 7, we spent an hour walking through. The displays were interesting and informative, and focused primarily on local species. We really enjoyed the touch tank and learning about the history of the research institutions in the... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
69 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a free, small aquarium showcasing the local marine life. We found it interesting and were glad we stopped here. Fortunately we found a parking space, metered, 25 cents per 15 minutes. We were here off season. If you are coming here in season, DO NOT try to drive into Woods Hole. Park in Falmouth and take the shuttle... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Coming from the home of the National Aquarium this facility is tiny but very well kept and clean. Certainly worth a visit while in Woods Hole, especially since it's free (donations accepted)!

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South Shore, MA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great place to take small children and visitors from out of town to learn about the local marine life!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent aquarium - and free too! You can donate towards their upkeep if you wish. Plenty to see, keeps you busy for hours. Great for kids

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great local aquarium that offer far more than one would expect. This is a great destination for a family outing. A "hands on" pool let's kids touch some of their sea creatures. Friendly staff adds to the experience.

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