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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Address: Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
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Internationally renowned marine biology research center.

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At noon on Fridays WHOI sponsors presentations at the Redfield Auditorium providing coffee and cookies while listening to an hour's presentation of science by lectures or screen... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
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West Falmouth
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West Falmouth
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

At noon on Fridays WHOI sponsors presentations at the Redfield Auditorium providing coffee and cookies while listening to an hour's presentation of science by lectures or screen presentations. Learn about the exploration of the deep oceans by deep sea explorer submarine Alvin or better understand global warming from a variety of scientific groups. Listen to explorers and scientists discuss their... More 

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Colorado
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

Staff at WHOI are very friendly, knowledgeable and used to questions from tourists. Lots of interesting things to see and do! Find out how research really works!

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Yonkers, New York
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Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

the folks that work in gift shop were sooo helpful! I bought a warm jacket and gifts for my family. Special and sacred part of the Woods Hole community!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was the WHOI ship Knorr that found the Titanic. WHOI and the many other marine science organizations in Woos Hole make it the major center of marine science in the world.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 21, 2015

A small exhibit packed with information and a great break from the beach. We learned much about the vast world undersea and human attempts to view it. When we visited exhibits included an undersea pod and the discovery of the Titanic remains.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

A small but packed full of info museum. Helpful film narrated by Costeau starred our visit. Lots of videos and an interesting exhibit on the Titanic. Loved the different whale sounds display.

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Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you are on the cape I would suggest taking an afternoon to visit WHOI and then go to the aquarium. The research WHOI is conducting is very interesting and is making a difference. At the exhibit building there is a very interesting video that goes into some recently discovered areas of the ocean.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

So interesting to see what they do here and how technology is advancing. Such a cool technical place to visit.

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Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

I found this interesting. It is pretty small and some of the displays may need to be updated. I particularly liked the information and comparison of krill and salps and other global warming information. I did wonder when the predicted date of the sea ice disappearance was calculated. Last week, Last month, last year? I'm still glad I came, perhaps... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is the coolest place. Please donate if you visit. They have a replica of the Alvin (the one that found the sunken Titanic). You can climb in and check it out. There are also several displays loaded with information. The gift shop has a great variety of souviners.

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