|Address:||166 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA|
|Working:||Closed 11AM–4PM 11AM–4PM 11AM–4PM 11AM–4PM 11AM–4PM Closed|
A really great, little museum for kids. The museum opens every day at 11 a.m. with a feeding and demonstration with the two seals who live outside. The kids love it. Inside, kids can see all kinds of fish that live in the nearby bays, harbors and ocean. There is even an opportunity for kids to have a hands-on experience with crabs and fish. There are also a lot of informative displays to keep adults attention. Best of all - its free!
Garth R. Leadbetter
The fisheries aquarium has been a part of the woods hole community for as long as I can remember( having grown up in Woods Hole in the 60s and 70s) It is a small aquarium focused on the native marine life of the New England area. So worth a visit even with The current absence of the seals (both seals died unexpectedly the summer of 2017) It is,FREE to enter but please give as you can.
This is a great small aquarium that is free to public. Because this is a free attraction you can go for an hour or so and not feel like youve paid so much money you have to spend hours there. The small town has beautiful scenery so why not walk around the town and enjoy lunch before or after. This is a low stress fun time type of field trip for my grandson and I. Loved it!!
Terrible parking situation in the entire town. They have no municipal parking and vigorously ticket tourists. Town is biased toward residents who have permits to park. Took hours to find a meter. Would not return to any business or museum in Woods Hole. Gave a few stars because museum is free and has a good selection of fish.
Theres a lot of reading material all about the various fish and the history of NOAA, which is really interesting if you read the material at museums. The touch tanks upstairs are pretty awesome as you can touch the more stationary sea animals like starfish. The only thing I would change is to make it more obvious which fish
Nice way to kill some time waiting for a ferry or looking for something to do on a rainy day. Lots of interesting information about the Woods Hole area and the fishing and conservation history of the Institution. Not many exhibits, but its more of a research place than a sightseeing place. Dont miss the touch tank upstairs.
This is a delightful (and free) little aquarium. Other than a renovated seal tank, it hasnt changed one tiny bit in over twenty years, so it still reminds me of my childhood. If you have children, be sure to ask when the next seal feeding is, the staff will sometimes put on a little show if people are watching.
A charmingly proportionate aquarium for Woods Hole. Good informational displays as well as viewing tanks with a variety of handsome local sea life. Nice scale model of a larger sea turtle is in the main hall. Dont miss the upstairs area with a hands-on tank that kids will appreciate.
This aquarium is small but well done. It was very crowded on a Tuesday afternoon in the summer. They have several tanks mostly displaying local marine life. There is also a small touch tank on the upper level for the kids. Best part about this aquarium is the admission is free.
Wish we could have seen it. We drove an hour to get there only to find out that there is one disabled parking spot and three regular spots. Thats it. No street parking on the street were the building is and all surrounding parking lots are employees only.
Piccolissimo acquario a ingresso libero, visitabile in venti minuti, le foche citate non ci sono più.
Piccolo acquario molto carino. È possibile vedere 2 foche nella piscina esterna. Ingresso gratuito.
Love this place, go every year while at the cape. We take our kids and they always enjoy looking at all the various sealife. No strollers does make it rough, but we manage. Will continue to go year after year.
This is a quick stop if you are biking and need a break. It is well maintained, free and a variety of fish to see! It was very crowded when we went but still worth it if you have 15 minutes to spare!
A very quaint Little aquarium. It is free to get in. If you looked at everything and read the literature on the displays you can be in an out in half an hour. My family really enjoyed it.
This is the first aquarium in the US. Our family enjoyed the educational and marine exhibits. It is a fairly short journey through. Dont forget to stop and see the seals outside!
Yen Chia Feng
Small but well organized. Admission is donation based. Live seal feeding show at 10 am and 4 pm on weekdays. Good place to check out if you happen to be in Woods Hole.
Cute for kids, and free, but exceptionally small and worst of all, they dont allow strollers, which makes it very difficult to enjoy with little ones.
A Private User
Most amazing little aquarium with awesome staff and the cutest seals. They get special creatures sometimes. To get a peek, ask the helpful volunteers!
Out side the science museum it surround by the ocean and lots of different kinds of ships at the dock..and sail boat you could see way out in the water
Great but Small aquarium. Definitely make time for the seal [email protected] 11 or 4. The seals are delightful. The employees are friendly & knowledgeable.
Beautiful aquarium! Lovable Harbor Seals! Very informative and free. It was hard to find parking but the long walk from the car was well worth it!
Small aquarium and touch tank. Fun for a quick visit if youre in the area. Interesting that the species are all from the surrounding waters.
Wonderful FREE aquarium with lots of cool fish exhibits, seals, and a touch tank. Donate generously to support this great resource!
This is a wonderful, educational attraction of which Cape Cod can be proud. I can be proud of and happy that my taxes pay for.
It is free but a donation is recommended. Building is older but worth it if you have young kids or just want something to do.
A wonderful place to learn, explore, and play up close with some marine life. Great for all ages, everyone had a fun time.
Take the family on a rainy day. It is a great place, with "hands-on" activities for the kids upstairs. Parking is tough.
Lovely little Aquarium...see the native and traveling species that enhabit the Cape area and a little history too.
Nice little aquarium, lots of cool fish from the waters around the area. Also not so big that kids lose interest.
Such a great small Aquarium. My kids love going at 11am or 4pm to see them feed and play with the seals.
Small, but really really great. My kids loved it. And being free takes all the pressure off. We love it.
Fun, free little aquarium. Attached to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and research center.
A lot of interesting fish for a free aquarium, definitely worth at least 30min if youre in the area
Really fun, donations accepted. Daily seal shows with information, feeding, training. Really neat.
Very small, good exhibits but wasnt what I was expecting. Its free tho so its worth checking out.
Small aquarium with a good blend of fresh and salt water fish. Accepts donations as admission.
Ive been here several times, I love the seals and touch tanks. What an awesome Aquarium!