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 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.

hours of operation
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.

Closed all federal holidays.

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Wheelchair access to the aquarium's back-up area and touch tank is available via a ramp at the rear of the aquarium. If you need handicap access please notify the front desk staff.

No pets allowed. Service dogs permitted.

Our aquarium display and back-up areas are not large enough to accommodate strollers. All strollers must be left outside.

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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aquarium features
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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