Welcome to the Woods Hole Science Aquarium!

We are a small, public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Woods Hole Science Aquarium
166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Call (508) 495-2001 for information
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We are open 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, year-round.
NOTE: We will be closed TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Seal feedings: 11 AM and 4 PM (most days).
Closed all federal holidays.
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Endangered Species Day at Woods Hole Science Aquarium

The Aquarium will be offering special public events in recognition of National Endangered Species Day and showcasing what is being done to recover these rare animals. Read more »

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Seals (non-releaseable)

Animals of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters

Exhibit cases with bones, skulls, and teeth

Information about marine animals, marine environments, endangered species, marine science, and resource management issues

Touch tanks where you may find lobsters, tautogs, quahogs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea stars (starfish), and hermit crabs


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