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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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Pleasant surprise.

We really enjoyed this small aquarium. The students at the touch tank were great; very informative... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
Wallingford, Connecticut
via mobile
Nice little place in a crowded town

Nice little aquarium and it was free. Not a lot of places to park. If you go on a weekend you can... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2017
Jim H
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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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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“seal feeding” (36 reviews)
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166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this small aquarium. The students at the touch tank were great; very informative. The variety of fish was outstanding. Love this place and the price was right: free.

Thank Pekelo98
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Nice little aquarium and it was free. Not a lot of places to park. If you go on a weekend you can park in the employees lot next door. Younger kids would love it.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

It is a great, free activity. People that give places like this a bad review are crazy. The employees volunteer their time. It is a great place.

Thank joefrommass
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a very small aquarium. We saw the entire thing in about 20 mins, but it is free and our young boys really enjoyed it. Sadly their main attraction(the seals) are no longer there as they recently passed.

Thank amanda g
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

This aquarium is not a big one but they give you a lot of fun and education in that small space. It displays a lot of the species that you could see in the ocean around you if you had a boat and scuba gear...More

Thank js26red
Reviewed July 23, 2017 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.

Thank loveit50
Reviewed July 22, 2017 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 July 22, 2017

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 July 19, 2017

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 July 12, 2017

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

Thank jeffrey k
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yehuda k
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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