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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

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Cute little aquarium and town

My friend and I were recently at the Cape and decided to visit woods hole. Woods hole in general is a cute town, and has a lot of resear,have based activity. Although the aquarium... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lisa G
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Cape Cod, MA
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small aquarium perfect for families with small children Look for the times for seal feeding. Only problem is parking in the summer. Best time to visit is spring or fall.

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Thank roberta12
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a super small place. Walk through takes about 10 minutes. The seals are fun to watch and the seal show is decent. We usually stop here before we head out on a boat ride for the day.

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Thank celiatripp
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93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cute place to stop and check out. Smaller aquarium but their priority of healing sea life and returning it back to their natural habitat is impressive. Loved the sea lions!

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Thank Mariah H
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I were recently at the Cape and decided to visit woods hole. Woods hole in general is a cute town, and has a lot of resear,have based activity. Although the aquarium is small I would say it's worth the drive because it's a free fun thing to do. Make sure to get there for the seal feeding... More 

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1 Thank Lisa G
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98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're looking to fill an hour or less and can find a parking spot this is a nice place to visit. It's not really what I would think of as an aquarium (not like Boston or Long Beach) but it's nice to see the local fish. Good for small children to learn about the local seas. Small touch tank... More 

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1 Thank HappyCampersNH
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small exhibit, but it is free, and it is quite informative about the surrounding waters. Go upstairs to check out the top of the tanks, see what goes on behind the scenes. Across the street is a little park with benches, beautiful to sit and watch the water in a cool breeze.

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Thank RecreationV
Springfield, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Aquarium during the week of July 4th. Although the place doesn't have a lot of selection, my kids enjoyed the hour visit. Parking could be a night mare...

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Thank Sara M
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic place. Very interesting and well done. We all (including kids ranging from 5-11) loved it. It is worth the trip.

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Thank Jason S
South Burlington, Vermont, United States
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98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down in the region during out visit to Cape Cod checking out the Nobska Lighthouse and decided to check out the FREE Aquarium about 10 minutes away. Its a great little aquarium with a couple seals out front and about a dozen and a half tanks of fish you can check out. Note - admission is free -... More 

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Thank pswebster78
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium runs solely on donations, so it was definitely worth the visit. Plenty of information available, and a great way to get up-close with the animals. I do wish the tanks could be a little bigger given the number of animals in each one.

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