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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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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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Excellent facility for local knowledge and some fun

Visited early at the opening to catch the seal feeding at 11:00 a.m. Staff opened the outdoor seal enclosure early to allow the handful of folks to see the seals getting anxious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Hamilton
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visited early at the opening to catch the seal feeding at 11:00 a.m. Staff opened the outdoor seal enclosure early to allow the handful of folks to see the seals getting anxious for their morning meal. Great information about the 2 non-releasable seals there. Once inside the displays, both static and live, were very interesting, educational and fun. I really... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This aquarium was smaller than expected but that made for a nice close-up experience for the kids. There are some exhibit tanks and a nice touch tank as well as seals in an outdoor tank. Feedings daily. It was nice to venture down to Falmouth and find some new places to visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was free, the fish were really interesting--I'd never seen fish like that, there were some that looked reptilian! Its a working aquarium-i.e. they do research and as you walk, you can see the research scientists working and one can learn a lot about what it takes to run an aquarium. And it was relatively empty--being winter and all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I came here before our trip to Martha's Vineyard. It was a short walk from our Inn and was a nice visit. The animals seem well taken care of and although entrance is free, they accept donations. A nice place to go if you're looking for something quick to do.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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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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78 helpful votes 78 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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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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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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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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