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Woods Hole Aquarium

166 Water St., Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
508-495-2000
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Ranked #4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This aquarium (the oldest public aquarium in the U.S.) epitomizes Woods Hole Village. It is small, charming, and very fun. With a group of 7, we spent an hour walking through. The displays were interesting and informative, and focused primarily on local species. We really enjoyed the touch tank and learning about the history of the research institutions in the... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a free, small aquarium showcasing the local marine life. We found it interesting and were glad we stopped here. Fortunately we found a parking space, metered, 25 cents per 15 minutes. We were here off season. If you are coming here in season, DO NOT try to drive into Woods Hole. Park in Falmouth and take the shuttle... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Coming from the home of the National Aquarium this facility is tiny but very well kept and clean. Certainly worth a visit while in Woods Hole, especially since it's free (donations accepted)!

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South Shore, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great place to take small children and visitors from out of town to learn about the local marine life!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent aquarium - and free too! You can donate towards their upkeep if you wish. Plenty to see, keeps you busy for hours. Great for kids

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great local aquarium that offer far more than one would expect. This is a great destination for a family outing. A "hands on" pool let's kids touch some of their sea creatures. Friendly staff adds to the experience.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Woods Hole Aquarium is a great stop especially for families with young children. There is no admission fee but donations are highly encouraged. The inside contains dozens of viewing tanks holding numerous species of fish and exotic marine life. In addition, there is a mezzanine backstage viewing area so you can see what goes into maintaining the marine life.... More

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After taking a cruise with Ocean Quest in Woods Hole, we took our grandchildren to the Aquarium. It is small, but very interesting and our grands ( ages 5 and 7) enjoyed it very much. It is free admission and well worth your time.

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a great way to see the denizens of the deep which grow in the native waters. The seal program at 11 and 4 is fun and instructive. The opportunity to feel the creatures in the upstairs tanks fscinate even adults.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place for visitors, adults or children. I guarantee you'll learn something each time you visit. A stroll through the village is a must, before or after your aquarium visit.

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