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 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, year-round.
Seal feedings: 11:00 am and 4 pm
(most days)
Closed all federal holidays.
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NOTICE: The Selection Committee for the 2015 Woods Hole Science Aquarium High School Intern Program has made offers to eight students. We have sent e-mails to all 78 applicants regarding their status – if you applied and have not received an e-mail, contact George Liles.

Turtle Moving Day at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium

turtle in WHSA

Itchy, Scratchy, and Pinky, three endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles, have been recovering at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium after stranding on Cape Cod just before last Christmas. Read the full story >>

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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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