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“excellent trip for kids!”

Aquarium of the National Marine Fisheries
Ranked #6 of 13 things to do in Woods Hole
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Owner description: The oldest aquarium in the U.S. emphasizes learning activities for children.
Reviewed August 7, 2013

The aquarium is a great addition tot he cape cod vacation for people traveling with kids. First off they accept donations, but do not charge admission ( score). They have seals outside that they feed mid morning which is great to watch. Inside you will see local fish and critters, as well as some rarities like a blue lobster! The area is also a fun place to grab lunch, an ice cream, or just walk around. You could also ride bikes here via the shining sea bike path ;)

2  Thank Jeanie G
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We enjoyed our stop here as we toured downtown Woods Hole on our vacation in June 2013. We read about the Aquarium from our book and we were not disappointed. I love true and accurate guide books, it is so helpful so as you won't waste valuable time on sites that are not so hot. The displays of varied sea creatures was educational and well done. I was keep totally attentive the whole time I was there.

4  Thank 299PFrank
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is a good place to go on a rainy day as we did but it does not take long to go round. I think it might have been free so nothing to lose by popping in!

1  Thank TheJollySmiths
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Another must-do for families staying in or around Falmouth. We rented bicycles in Falmouth & took the Shining Sea Bikeway to Woods Hole & enjoyed this free! aquarium. It's very small but is actually a great size for the littlest ones.
We got there at 11am -- the time they feed the 2 seals (11 am & 4 pm). This was really special to see because you can get so close to them & they do a great job explaining what they're doing & about seals & how these 2 arrived at the aquarium.
There's also a small area where kids can touch star fish & crabs, which our son greatly enjoyed.
Such a fun spot for families.

3  Thank Nicole R
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I've been going to the Wood's Hole Aquarium for ages, first as a young adult, then with my children and now with my grandchild. It's a wonderful experience for child and adult alike. Check the times so you can arrive to see the two harbor seals being fed. This is a real treat. They are beautiful animals to watch swim and perform . The first floor is devoted to sea life behind glass enclosures. The second floor has some hands on areas which is great for the kids. It's a small aquarium but very well run and educational...and it's FREE.

4  Thank Patricia H
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