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Woods Hole Science Aquarium

#3 of 12 things to do in Woods Hole Features Animals
166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Very good aquarium,mespecially for the price!

We drove to Wood's Hole today to see the Aquarium and we were not disappointed. It is a very nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluffton, South Carolina

This is a place for all ages! It's interesting and timely for environmental concerns and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Hampshire
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166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to Wood's Hole today to see the Aquarium and we were not disappointed. It is a very nice aquarium with lots of information and good many species of fish...all local. This aquarium is free, open to the public. Worth a stop!

Thank RoseDhu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place for all ages! It's interesting and timely for environmental concerns and celebration.

Thank BarryandGret
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 8 yr old grandson has been here before but still loves going to enjoy the seals out front and the so many different kinds of fishes and creatures of the sea to read about and enjoy and our 2 year old grand daughter was...More

Thank Bryon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an hour in this small but nicely laid out and informative aquarium. The exhibits were great and I certainly learned a thing or two of the aquatic life native to New England waters which is the whole premise of establishments such as this. I...More

Thank jane w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although small, I was quite surprised and fascinated at the variety of specimens within the tanks. I recommend not rushing through this amazing place - take advantage of the "sounds in the ocean" display and the audio of fisherman's stories.

Thank SherilyS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local resource! Free entrance and you can watch the seals being fed twice a day. Interesting insight into the local ecology

Thank Kate E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This free small aquarium had a nice exhibit of native fish to the area and a touch tank. Information about fishing and the Cape was good and we learned a lot. A nice visit on a not crowded day. We enjoyed it!

Thank Meridith A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This aquarium is a great way to kill an hour or two. Kids will love seeing the seals out front and the fish in the tanks inside. There's even a handling tank with some shellfish and invertebrates in it. The focus is on the North...More

1  Thank TinPshr
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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.

Thank oscar503
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank Pilgrim27
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yehuda k
how much time should we allocate for this activity? we have a number kids ranging from ages 12 - 4 with us. is it appropriate for those ages?
15 August 2016|
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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