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Aquarium of the National Marine Fisheries
Ranked #6 of 13 things to do in Woods Hole
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Owner description: The oldest aquarium in the U.S. emphasizes learning activities for children.
Reviewed 29 December 2012

I've been going to the Wood's Hole Aquarium for ages, first as a young adult, then with my children and now with my grandchild. It's a wonderful experience for child and adult alike. Check the times so you can arrive to see the two harbor seals being fed. This is a real treat. They are beautiful animals to watch swim and perform . The first floor is devoted to sea life behind glass enclosures. The second floor has some hands on areas which is great for the kids. It's a small aquarium but very well run and educational...and it's FREE.

4  Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Free and awesome. Grandparents and parents should take advantage of this wonderful spot. So much to see and learn from. Not a world class aquarium but a true learning experience in a "true" place of learning. I love the setting... the ships that are used to do the exploration/experimentation are docked for you to see. Very inspirational!

4  Thank DebTrips
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

People should know that there is another review page for this attraction under "Woods Hole Aquarium." I reviewed this depressing place already on that other review page. (My review is called "NOAA should be ashamed.")

1  Thank ConnecticutLocavore
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

a classic, not to be missed by young and old,...fascinating creatures from actual scientific adventures, shared on a human scale...Sometimes less is more..and this little place is a GEM!

3  Thank nananina50
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

The seals are the best. The aquarium is free and it's simple. The staff is helpful and when they could not answer a question, found out he answer and told us. This is worth a half hour of your time. No parking to speak of; take the trolley to Woods Hole or cycle there if you can.

2  Thank AllisonST
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