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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-289-2252
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Atlantis in Port

The OI is a small spot with some tours and good selection of clothing...buy something here for a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Science is fun!

If you love science and this kind of stuff on your vacation, you'll love it! We managed to get on a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Internationally renowned marine biology research center.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-289-2252
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The OI is a small spot with some tours and good selection of clothing...buy something here for a Woods Hole trip vice just a Woods shirt, buy one with OI and give money to a cause. Best part of trip was just seeing the Atlantis...More

Thank B C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love science and this kind of stuff on your vacation, you'll love it! We managed to get on a tour of Alvin last minute which did not disappoint my 7, or 42 year old. The latter regrets not having become a scientists.

Thank T B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour. You get to see what oceanographers 'do' and visit their lab / see the ships they sail out of Falmouth. It takes an hour and reservation are required.

Thank Frank-in-MI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Woods Hole is full of amazing places to visit, as well as being a beautiful natural area. Parking is limited, and I imagine might be difficult in the summer. There are many places to explore in a small area and this is definitely a good...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting friends they took me to Woods Hole which houses the Marine Biological Lab. I enjoyed strolling around and seeing a marine lab ship. The drawbridge is open for every boat coming through, no matter what size.

Thank mlbdrb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointed in this trip, Seals had recently died so tough time to visit, exhibits are small but interesting, would have liked to seen more on the Titanic as that was a big find but a local and more on the research ships and what they...More

1  Thank Dianne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are planning a visit to Falmouth or Woods Hole, be sure to sign up for a walking tour of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Tours are offered Monday through Friday at in the morning and in the afternoon and last about an hour....More

2  Thank CasaMare16
Reviewed 13 July 2017

there are several small museums for the general public. they also have occasional lectures for the public. tours require reservations: see the website. also note that parking can be a problem as noted on the website. however, for someone with a science background, this is...More

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Center occupies a three-story old clapboard house. My husband and I both had expected something spacious, modern and highly sophisticated. Instead the displays consisted of old fashioned poster boards, a few interactive computer screens (not all of which worked) and a...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We ducked in to see the Titanic exhibit but were somewhat disappointed by the limited scope of the exhibits. The diving sub was interesting as were some of the other displays. It would have been more enjoyable if we didn't run into a middle school...More

Thank Margaret B
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21 May 2016|
Response from Mrs B | Reviewed this property |
Hello Bassguy19: I believe Capt. Ballard is the director of the Centre for Marine Exploration at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. I would suggest contacting them with all your questions.
Judy J
24 December 2015|
Response from Katvr84 | Reviewed this property |