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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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We enjoyed the aquarium. It currently has 2 harbor seals that can not be released back into the wild. There are many fish tanks that you can also see from above. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the aquarium. It currently has 2 harbor seals that can not be released back into the wild. There are many fish tanks that you can also see from above. There is a touch tank.

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Mastic Beach, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is small and simple and informs you of some of the accomplishments of The Wood's Hole Marine Institute. The fish on display are beautiful. And they have two rescued seals in the front for everyone to see. The cost is FREE but donations are optional, which help to defer costs. I was expecting a larger display, but considering... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The aquarium is a quaint little attraction in Woods Hole to experience with young children. There are harbor seals in the outside pool that are entertaining to watch. Not to miss is the giant blue lobster, which even my older children still talk about many years after their first visit.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is a small but really nice aquarium, featuring local sea life as well as visitors from the southern Atlantic coast which travel North in the summer. I didn't know that tropical fish such as parrot fish, angelfish and lion fish can travel so far North! What a surprise for somebody who actually catches it in New England. Also small... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a very nice aquarium presented by NOAA which means taxpayers support it so admission is free! It is small but well done and you can walk upstairs to see the tanks from the back which is unique, as far as I know. They have two harbor seals and have feedings where the biologist talks about the animals and... More 

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Sudbury, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Small aquarium. The highlight was watching the seal feeding in the outside tank. Few inside exhibits of interest to young children. Main problem: parking! All nearby spaces are metered and take quarters--15 minutes/quarter. We parked at a meter that was broken and lost 3 quarters. I put a note on the meter and told the policeman who ticketed the car.... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a very nicely exhibited and maintained aquarium. Admission free. Very interesting local sea life and history of the area. It it a fairly small aquarium, which we liked, as we were able to see all of it in about an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The first public aquarium in the USA. Small but informative and not commercialized at all. The seal exhibition was educational but not exploitive of the 2 rescues they house.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My family and I visited this aquarium while on vacation in the Cape. We took our 18 month old daughter to see the exhibits around 3:00 in the afternoon. She really enjoyed the short visit. The aquarium closes at 4:00 with a seal feeding / 10 minute show. This was the perfect amount of time for our visit. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My daughter is an animal lover and really wanted to see some seals. This science aquarium has two rescued seals, and many other types of ocean life. The staff was super friendly, and we got to watch a seal feeding.

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Additional Information about Woods Hole Aquarium

Address: Address: 166 Water St., Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: 508-495-2000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth  >  Woods Hole
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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