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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Address: Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
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+1 508-289-2252
08:00 - 17:00
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Internationally renowned marine biology research center.

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World Class Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic is famous for its contributions to the world body of oceanographic knowledge, and its cutting edge exploration technology. Before visiting, it may be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jerry B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Woods Hole Oceanographic is famous for its contributions to the world body of oceanographic knowledge, and its cutting edge exploration technology. Before visiting, it may be wise to see if there are any special tours or exhibits. Summer is generally the best time to go, when Woods Hole is busy and the restaurants are open.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the top Oceanographic Research places in the world. staffed by fantastic scientists and with amazing gear. It's not really a tourist attraction, though.

Thank gdude
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Spent an hour in here learning all about the submarine Alvin and his role in the discovery of the Titanic. There were also some great educational displays about marine mammal echolcation and shark research.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Throughout my life I have heard about Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. It was nice to see it and the campus.

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Dushore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice little place to visit in woods hole kids will love it. Woods hole is a cute little place to visit

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Location holds an exceptional oceanside graduate school for study of the sea and the biological and physical sciences related to it. Reminded me of CalTech in its emphasis on graduate study and the observable numbers of visiting fellows from around the world. A good place to see if one is visiting the Cape. That said, actual tour is not scientifically... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of info on the discovery of the wreck of the Titanic. Learn about WHOI's research and their various vessels.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

the oceanographic institution is a mind opening view. the first thing i learned is that it is run by the dept of the navy. second, it does a plethora of investigations in oceans worldwide. all of which are just amazing. until you go here you might never have even guessed. i was surprised that it all takes place here, in... More 

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Boston, MA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Note the review does not include the aquariums which were closed at the time of our visit. I have to say this was a let down. There is an info office which was a little pointless then across the street there was a visitors center. We walked in here and were treated to two gentlemen, who I took to be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a great tour of this facility and learned about the way research can be carried out in the depths of the sea. Interesting film and museum.

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