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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

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Cute but small

This facility is very nice. Cute little aquarium that does good work and research for the environment. Make sure to bring cash for the parking meters and donation jars!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Ashton W
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a small aquarium, but there are lost of beautiful fish and ocean life. You can spend a good 20 min going thru the entire place. It is free and a good place to check out.

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Thank MimiMendez
Hudson, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

No visit to Woods Hole is complete without a trip to the aquarium! We always enjoy watching the seals in the outside tank, plus there're plenty of fish to view inside, along with the "touch tank" on the second floor. Best of all, it's FREE! (but please donate a few dollars at the entrance)

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Thank Lisa C
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Children and adults all love to see our local sea life up close. The aquarium provides intimate views of fish and crabs and other creatures of the sea. You can watch the feeding the seals around 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Kids think this is a special treat. Check the time before you go.

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Thank Sherry M
Ogunquit, Maine
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

When the grand children come to the Cape to visit, we always made the Aquarium one of our visits in order to experience marine life first hand, literally. After viewing the wide variety of sea life in the tanks, the children looked forward to going up to the second floor where they would be allowed to put their hands in... More 

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Thank 484eileen
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

an excellent place to take school age children but also a learning place for adults of all ages. I personally have visited many times.

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Thank rugby41565
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This facility is very nice. Cute little aquarium that does good work and research for the environment. Make sure to bring cash for the parking meters and donation jars!

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1 Thank Ashton W
Cape Cod
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Fun place to stop in when visiting Woods Hole. Great for children and even I love the upper level where you can see the aquariums from the top. Educational and entertaining. Donation suggested.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Woods Hole Aquarium is free and open to the public. There is an outdoors seal tank with scheduled feedings and chats about the two resident seals. Indoors there are lots of interesting tanks of fish and, for the young ones, an open exhibit where they can touch various types of sea life. Then you can combine your aquarium visit... More 

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1 Thank 508HVB
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

You won't be overwhelmed by this compact aquarium, but that makes it great for small kids. Lots of hands-on stuff and some looney tunes-colored lobsters to interest the adults. Worth a stop.

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Thank Bogiedog
Manitoba, Canada
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668 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Free stop on our travels! Almost unheard of in this day and age. Sign in and enjoy. Lots of great information about the ocean life around the area. Nice clean tanks with a great variety of sea life.

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Thank Lynda D

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