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Buzzards Bay Discovery Center

#11 of 12 things to do in Woods Hole Features Animals
21 Luscombe Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1013
+1 508-540-6222
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Excellent staff, good for young children

This place is not very big. There are only few live small marine animals. The larger animals (e.g... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Kinho C
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Oneonta, New York
Interesting and hands on

Great spot to stop with kids. I took my 7 year old who loved it. They operate on donations not an... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
zanne1201
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The seasonal Buzzards Bay Discovery Center in the heart of Woods Hole village is stocked with interactive exhibits that excite adults and children alike. Get up close and personal with sea stars, hermit crabs, whelks and bay scallops in our touch tank. Visit us this summer!
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23 Aug 2016
“Excellent staff, good for young children”
7 Jul 2016
“Interesting and hands on”
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21 Luscombe Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1013
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+1 508-540-6222
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is not very big. There are only few live small marine animals. The larger animals (e.g., seals) are in a different part of the building where visitors are not allowed. The staff did an excellent job showing and explaining the live video feeds....More

Thank Kinho C
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great spot to stop with kids. I took my 7 year old who loved it. They operate on donations not an entry fee and they are donation worthy. There is a large touch tank that kids can pick what they want to handle. My daughter...More

Thank zanne1201
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Enjoyed this once we found it - it is sort of hidden. This weekend, the musicians were out and so we could get a lot of help.

Thank PHstarman
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stopped in one Sunday morning and the kids had a lovely time playing with the things in the touch tank. We also hit story time so they listened to a book and did a craft. A very nice surprise to stumble across.

Thank kturner008
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The docent was amazingly patient with my inquisitive children as they explored the touch tank. Even though there was not much to see, my children were glad we stopped.

Thank dnumme
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I had an entire conversation about Fiddler crabs. Well, you would know what I'm talking about if you went to Buzzards Bay in Woods Hole, Falmouth. I met a passionate grad student who was able to answer my questions and really seems to enjoy the...More

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