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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

A great little aquarium. Sign in make a donation if you like and take a walk along the wall of tanks. Each tank offers something new, check out the blow fish or the catfish. Pop upstairs for a view from above the tanks and for the kids a touch tank. Then if you time it right you can see the... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Woods hole aquarium is a nice lite place to visit especially with little kids. There are a number if fish tanks with a variety of fish and a small touch take. Please be aware that parking is an issue. You need to park at metered parking and it is at a premium during the summer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This is small, but very informative with lots of fish and a couple of seals to see. There is a tank to touch crabs and sea stars. It is free!

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PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We saw a lot of families there. Great that it's free! We (couple in our 30s) walked through in 10 min, but it was closing and there was a lot more to read that we didn't. Lucky us-the seal training and feeding was at 4, at closing. Kids loved it, as did I. ;) Glad we swung by on our... More

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bristol
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I've been coming here since I was a kid with my own parents. It's wonderful to share this free educational experience with my 4 year old. Great way to spend an hour exploring marine life!

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is amazing. It is absolutely FREE to get in. They do have a little donations bin near the entrance but it is up to you if you want to donate or not. There isn't anyone pressuring you for money. The only thing they ask for is for someone for your party to sign in, say how many are... More

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New Castle, PA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We walked through here with my four year old daughter while in Woods Hole. We enjoyed seeing the tanks and identifying the animals. Make sure you go upstairs to the touch tank where you can touch sea urchins, starfish, and other sea creatures. This place is free and doesn't take very long to tour but is neat for little kids.

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Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A great little place to visit. Doesn't take long but the fish are interesting and the kids had fun trying to imitate a whale and recording it. It's free to go and on a hot day a great place to get out of the sun and learn something!

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Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The seal feedings are fun to watch. The aquarium is quite small, but what they have is pretty good. We walked through and took our time and were done in 30 minutes. It's free!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband, 13 month old daughter, and I spent a day in Wood's Hole in early June. We stopped at the Aquarium and looked around. It is free and a nice walk through. They have at least 2 seals (that we saw) that are "unreleasable" and have medical issues so they care for them there. One seems to be blind... More

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