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“FREE!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Woods Hole Science Aquarium

Woods Hole Science Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Woods Hole
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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263 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“FREE!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

This aquarium is very small but it is free. The kids loved it because you can touch in the touch tanks upstairs. Worth a stop in if you are already in Woods Hole, but don't make a special trip just for the aquarium. Parking is very difficult. Be prepared to park far away on the street and walk.

Visited August 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Watch the Seal feeding”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Aquarium is free attraction, which is good because I'd feel ripped off if I'd had to pay. But for free it's a nice way to spend 15-20 minutes. The seal feeding is worth sticking around for. They do a good job of explaining the history of the seals and explaining their tricks.

Visited September 2013
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Willingboro, New Jersey
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101 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Charming, but be sure to arrive early”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The small aquarium at Woods Hole is charming and with free admission (donations accepted), is a great way to spend an hour if you're already in the area. Do arrive early for the seal feeding though. We arrived a few minutes prior to the show, and seeing was difficult to the large crowd of people. Also be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes area. It appears a bit rough (it is a working lab, after all), but shows the work the researchers do and what's behind the tanks.

Visited August 2013
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boston, ma
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223 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Quick little tour, a great way to spend an hour...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This free aquarium(donations accepted) is tiny but fun. Try and catch the feeding of the seals as that makes it worth the trip.

Visited August 2013
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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“VERY INTERESTING AND WE LOVED THE DOLPHINS.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

One should not miss taking a tour of this facility. We saw sooooo many species of marine life and watched the dolphins swimming in their outdoor tank with amazement. It was fascinating to watch the employees behind glass walls doing what need to be done to care for and feed the sea life.
People of all ages would find this spot very interesting.

Visited August 2013
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