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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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Fun, free, and educational

Stopped by after biking on trail. Great little aquarium, friendly staff. Really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CBMC1234
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Virginia Beach
A trip to the Hole!

Very fun and informative. Just park your car and walk all through Woods Hole! Delightful New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise G
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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (127 reviews)
“touch tank” (51 reviews)
“sea life” (32 reviews)
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166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
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"fish"
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"touch tank"
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"sea life"
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"harbor seals"
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"rainy day"
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"second floor"
in 13 reviews
"free admission"
in 7 reviews
"accept donations"
in 9 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"blue lobster"
in 6 reviews
"aquatic animals"
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"small place"
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"worth a stop"
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"new england"
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"quick stop"
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"fun to watch"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped by after biking on trail. Great little aquarium, friendly staff. Really enjoyed the aquarium and gift shop.

Thank CBMC1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun and informative. Just park your car and walk all through Woods Hole! Delightful New England village with draw bridge , shops and the steamship terminal ! Home to Woods Hole Oceanigraphic Insitute! Ice cream, coffee shops , seafood and burger restaurants! Order up...More

1  Thank Denise G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a beautiful setting, the Aquarium is not very big, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in the quality of the exhibits. The first floor has numerous traditional aquarium exhibits in large tanks. Upstairs there is a hands-on tank where...More

1  Thank sratanon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great exhibit even though the seals are no longer there. There was lots of fish to see and the whole thing is free

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s too bad I can’t actually review this aquarium. Ridiculous lack of parking prohibited us from setting foot in this place. We drove all the way to Woods Hole only to leave due to inadequate parking and majorly congested streets that two lanes of cars...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this aquarium today. We are staying in Chatham. After reading reviews, we thought that the aquarium was a decent size and family friendly. When we arrived after our hour plus trip, we were sad to realize that the aquarium was...More

Thank Marissa T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes for Woods Hole Aquarium. We traveled 45 mins from our vacation destination to see the Aquarium. The area was interesting around with the science buildings and school but the aquarium itself was average at best. The Aquarium only takes donations with...More

3  Thank Vanessa F
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This little aquarium is the oldest in the country! It’s exhibits are interesting and full of strange looking regional fish. A good learning experience and comes with a touch tank. The seals are not there now, but it’s still worth checking out when you’re in...More

Thank Christina K
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This attraction is free but you really should consider making a donation. It's clean and not frilly like most aquariums. The tanks are small but there's a lot of information and a good flow. Please note there are stairs, so they make you leave your...More

Thank leneyB
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this free local attraction. There’s not much on the way of parking during the peak season, but once we secured parking the Aquarium was a short walk away. It is small, but the kids loved it! Thank you for making this a family...More

1  Thank lmari535
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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
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