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Woods Hole Science Aquarium

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166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Something to do.

Like this little place. Went with teenagers and they were interested in the exhibits both live and... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2016
tone n
via mobile
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The aquarium itself is small, but very informative. Several tanks filled with ocean fish. However... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2016
Andrew S
via mobile
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This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Like this little place. Went with teenagers and they were interested in the exhibits both live and non living. Only wish we had gotten there earlier. Arrived at 3:30 place closes at 4PM.

Thank tone n
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The aquarium itself is small, but very informative. Several tanks filled with ocean fish. However, larger fish like sharks or even larger aquatic mammals are not present other than the two seals the aquarium has. Perfect for a quick trip with children and entrance is...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed July 28, 2016

ok informative, not as much to see as we were hoping for, parking very hard to find and then only allowed for 2 hours with coins. plus people going around ticketing if meters expired

Thank lindalF6287OY
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a very compact and no-frills aquarium. No drama, just cool fish from around the world. Being free, it's a good value. Not worth driving for as a focus of attention, but if you're visiting Woods Hole, worth a stop.

Thank pace_ripley
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a small aquarium but full of so many species of sea life. I was surprised to see so much. You can go online and download a scavenger hunt where the kids can look for specific things. The day we went they fed the...More

1  Thank nancy41477
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

Thank roberta12
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

Thank celiatripp
Reviewed July 24, 2016 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!

Thank Mariah H
Reviewed July 21, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed July 19, 2016

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...More

1  Thank HappyCampersNH
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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