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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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My kids loved it

This is a small nicely put together aquarium. A nice variety of fish, and a pair seals out front... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Aurora, Illinois
Quite perfect

Drove to Woods Hole and parked in town. Walked to the Aquarium before they opened to catch the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Samantha L
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This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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166 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-495-2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small nicely put together aquarium. A nice variety of fish, and a pair seals out front. My daughter liked the 'behind the scenes' section above the tanks. Best of all it was free to get it.

Thank timothyjamesolker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove to Woods Hole and parked in town. Walked to the Aquarium before they opened to catch the feeding of the seals! What a treat! A must see. Then we toured the aquarium which is free, one can donate to help support, and don't forget...More

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Science Aquarium in Woods Hole, MA is free, although a donation is suggested. Try to be there when the two non-releasable seals are being fed as the handlers share some interesting information with the visitors. The aquarium is small, but very interesting. Parking is...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to check out the seals and take some pics. Some of the best fishing for squid, stripper, blues, and scup right out back. Woods hole is a must see

1  Thank GuySBosMia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank johnnie79
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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!

1  Thank RoseDhu
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank BarryandGret
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

1  Thank Bryon S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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

1  Thank jane w
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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.

1  Thank SherilyS
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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?
16 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