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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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Hagersville, ON
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Although I'm sure this is a great place to visit, I never got a chance to go. We drove all over town on a drizzly day for about 30 minutes looking for parking and couldn't find a spot! The only parking lots in the surrounding area are for Institute employees only. All street parking is metered and it seems that... More

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Waquoit, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Best deal on the upper cape. A great experiences for children to see local fish and other sea creatures up close....

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Cambridge MA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Woods Hole aquarium is free and small, with about 30 tanks along a single winding hallway. There are two harbor seals out front, which are fed at 11 a.m. The staff hang around and answer questions from the crowd. But the aquarium is not large and it tends to be busy right after seal feeding time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 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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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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61 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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