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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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Kids loved it!

We knew this was a small aquarium going into it but I was not expecting my kids to be so interested in the second level. There are touch tanks on that level and we were lucky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in while visiting friends in Falmouth. The aquarium itself is small but it is free and our kids (ages 8 and 5) loved it. There are 2 seals in the outside area that are fun to watch if they are active. You don't need much time to take in the whole aquarium. Only downside is that parking is... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to bring your children. This aquarium is educational and fun. We would go back anytime we are in the area just to see the seals being fed! Great value for familes, no charge but they accept donations.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We knew this was a small aquarium going into it but I was not expecting my kids to be so interested in the second level. There are touch tanks on that level and we were lucky enough to see the 4PM show with the rescued seals out front. We would have loved to spend more time in Woods Hole as... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Small aquarium but they have some unusual species, making it entertaining for adults and kids of all ages. Admission is free, though they ask for donations. Takes about an hour to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Woods Hole it self is just wonderful place to visit on its own, let alone they have this terrific little aquarium right there in the heart of the town. The admission is a donation of your choosing. Try and make the harbor seal show. I caught the 11:00 am show the seals bark,flip and jump out of the water My... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Based on other reviews, I thought the Woods Hole Aquarium would have been a little more interesting and exciting for our kids. The day we decided to go, it was raining extremely hard. We thought it would have been a good inside activity. Well apparently everyone else thought so too. As it was tourist season when we went, parking on... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I was already checking out this area of Falmouth but this aquarium made our visit even better. Can't complain about free, but please don't expect the Georgia Aquarium since the cost of admission is nothing. 1-2 hours is enough time to enjoy a visit. The kids enjoyed seeing the rehabbed seals and the touch tank. The fish tanks were well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fun place to visit to see the interesting fish species and watch the seals feed and entertain with their hoop jumping!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We love the woods Hole Aquarium and always bring our guests to see it. As senior citizens it is just the right size. Wish there was more parking for us mature people.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were disappointed at how small it was. The aquarium was nice. We had hoped for more. Next time we are on the Cape, we will do things elsewhere.

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