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Woods Hole Science Aquarium

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#3 of 13 things to do in Woods Hole Features Animals
166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Nice little aquarium

This a a nice little aquarium. Interesting displays but the kids went through it pretty quick. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
loveit50
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Informative and FREE

This little aquarium provides a great introduction to the Massachusetts coast. The touch tank is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Zosia B
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Mons, Belgium
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This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This a a nice little aquarium. Interesting displays but the kids went through it pretty quick. I would have liked more time but we were on their schedule that day. Touch tank was a nice.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This little aquarium provides a great introduction to the Massachusetts coast. The touch tank is fun for kids and admission is donation based. A lovely stop when in Woods Hole.

Thank Zosia B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Woods Hole is a small aquarium, though the WH Oceanographic Institute is enormous. Some caveats- arrive early in season; street parking is difficult. The tour is designed to be one way only, so look at exhibits on one side and read on the other. You...More

Thank Altonmann
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought I would be able to return and view the left side. No, well, not easily. Traffic is one way and if you leave the wall of aquariums, you will lose your place in line. Which is a small problem, as the left wall...More

Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

small but terrific collection. also much technical info worth a visit can learn about fish and fishing industry and history.

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a trip into Woods Hole and have lunch at one of the 1/2 dozen restaurants within walking distance of parking. Kids or no kids, a stop at the Aquarium is always fun. Have lived in Falmouth for many summers and my kids who are...More

Thank ssdaniels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've seen one aquarium you've seen them all. Good for tweens maybe, or younger, but we blew through in fifteen minutes. But free is nice (donate please), so worth visiting

Thank BDR0se
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small but well done, accessible and interactive presentation of local ocean life. Admission is free but they will accept donations. You could spend an hour or more here depending on your interest in ocean life. They have multiple aquariums displaying various forms...More

Thank notenuftravel2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited Woods Hole Aquarium. It is free admission but donations are welcomed. It has a free small parking lot and it is a 2 story aquarium. There is a seal exhibit outside the aquarium. We were there for about 1 hour. I liked...More

Thank travel4family2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small aquarium run by NOAA Fisheries Service. Seal feedings are twice a day and are worth timing your visit to see. Combine the aquarium with a walk around town, lunch, or a visit to the candy store and you have a nice...More

Thank travellingreborn
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yehuda k
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Response from RLeave | Reviewed this property |
Great place for the young folks! Some exhibits are hands on, but this is not the New England Aquarium :-) An hour would do it. Walk around the corner to the docks and check out the working boats too, this should keep them... More
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