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Woods Hole Science Aquarium

Features Animals
166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Great place to visit!

This was a great experience. It is wonderful for children and teens, as well as adults. A very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nashville, AR
via mobile
A small but interesting aquarium.

Small aquarium gave a closeup view of some interesting lobsters, fish, and other sea life. Great... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Joe L
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great experience. It is wonderful for children and teens, as well as adults. A very worthwhile and educational visit.

Thank starbrite7
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Small aquarium gave a closeup view of some interesting lobsters, fish, and other sea life. Great for children. They have a "touch" area where kids can touch some creatures. This aquarium is fine if you're in the area anyway, but is not worth a special...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Small but extremely well done, specializing in local sea life. Definitely worth a visit. And it's free.

Thank parodocs
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This aquarium features local species in nice displays. There is a touch tank upstairs with starfish and crabs, nice for the kids. You won't need more than an hour, but it is a nice way to see what lives out in the nearby waters.

1  Thank Wedding_mother
Reviewed 21 October 2017

For a relatively small place, it had lots of content and animals to check out. Parking is on the street.

Thank Panth8080
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A nice small aquarium in Woods Hole. You are not going to be blown away by it but a nice place to take small kids for an hour.

Thank iainmcrobb1983
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We tried visiting the Aquarium on a Monday, but learned it was closed, so we tried again on Wednesday and found it very interesting. We were disappointed there were not larger fish or mammals to view or which were being recuperated. No staff were available...More

1  Thank Lesley Jane M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Woods Hole Aquarium specializes in local fish. That can sometimes mean a sea (no pun intended) of grey and brown species with little interest. Not so here. The fact that the aquarium is connected to the scientific work that is done at WHOI and...More

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a small aquarium that features area marine life with some touch sites for the kids and a look at some fish you've probably never seen before. It's also free and managed by the Woods Hole folks so you can get some questions answered.

1  Thank RalphP2
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had low expectations of this place and it was great! There were lobsters of every color and a huge variety of fish. The seals passed away this spring, so it is just the inside tanks. TIP: If they are feeding the tanks, go upstairs...More

1  Thank Traveling_JenRI
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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