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Woods Hole Science Aquarium

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Address: 166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
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+1 508-495-2000
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.

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Small but interesting

This is a nice thing to do on a rainy day and it is open in April when a lot of things are not up and running yet. There are not that many tanks, but they are well marked and you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Evansville, IN
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Boston, MA
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this museum is quite small and not quite what we expected, I hoped for a long rainy day excursion, but we were through the museum in about 30 minutes.

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Evansville, IN
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice thing to do on a rainy day and it is open in April when a lot of things are not up and running yet. There are not that many tanks, but they are well marked and you can view them from above as well. The upper level has a touch tank and several aquariums not visible... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free!!! After all the excessive prices for food and ferry, this was a great value! Near Falmouth and the MV Ferry.

Thank Ben H
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In this very limited space there is drinking water and well maintained bathrooms. The main attraction is the sea life and the information on each tank. The youngest seem to enjoy seeing the sea life itself while older children and adults read the fascinating information. After walking through the main area one can go upstairs to see some of the... More 

Thank Julian A
Hamburg, Germany
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131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This nice little aquarium is focussed on local sea creatures. The tanks are relatively small, but you learn a lot!

Thank S G
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I take my grandson here for an outing after preschool. It's the perfect size for a 4 yr old to see many fish and aquatic life without being overwhelming. We can take our time and see it all in an hour. Off season on a weekday its,not crowded so it's not stressful to allow a 4 yr old to get... More 

Thank Vivian L
Lincoln, Nebraska
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194 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Spent a couple of hours here. Very informative and educational. We were in a rush, wish we could have spent more time her.e

Thank Jason W
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155 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Small place with a big mission and interesting exhibits. Lots of fish to view and loved going upstairs to get the inside view. Docent at the front desk was such a nice gentleman. This has been a bucket list item for many years. Loved my visit.

Thank keylon
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This little museum is disguised in a building that could be an office building or a government building. Inside are authentic displays and little aquarium windows that reveal sea life that are just on the other side of the glass looking right back at you. Four high school friends, we were having a reunion together. This was our 40th! We... More 

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

The touch tanks are by far the best part of this aquarium. The rehabilitating seals are super cute and interesting to watch. Walk through and check out the sealed tanks with fish and crustaceans from the area and then head over to the touch tanks. I have been coming here since I was little and still find it wonderful.

Thank LocalTake

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