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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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11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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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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A small cute Aquarium. A "good" to see attraction. It is very very small and you could get through all the exhibits in 20-30 minutes. I recommend to see this place, but it is a... read more

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A small cute Aquarium. A "good" to see attraction. It is very very small and you could get through all the exhibits in 20-30 minutes. I recommend to see this place, but it is a small aquarium. But neat place.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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!

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Thank RoseDhu
New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank BarryandGret
Charlton City, United States
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 just as excited.

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Thank Bryon S
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 was fascinated to learn of the region's contributions to the advancement of marine biology. It... More 

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Thank jane w
New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank SherilyS
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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

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Thank Kate E
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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!

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Thank Meridith A
New Hampshire
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74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 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 Atlantic region so you won't see any tropical fish and the tanks are not huge... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

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