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“Its free, but its nice to donate a few bucks per person”

Woods Hole Science Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Woods Hole
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This aquarium offers visitors the chance to watch the seals being fed.
Scituate, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Its free, but its nice to donate a few bucks per person”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Small place, about a half hour at most. Seals and native species from the waters of the north atlantic. Sad to see extinct Atlantic Salmon in the tanks,.... Anyway about 15-20 fish tanks with info on the fish, seals are out front in the pool. Something you gotta do when you are in town, worth the trip.

Visited July 2014
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Rocky River, Ohio
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice stop before the ferry”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Open 11-4 Tuesday-Saturday. Feedings at 11 and 4. http://aquarium.nefsc.noaa.gov

Quick stop before the ferry with 9-15 year olds. Love these little aquariums!

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NE-USA
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is one of the best aquariums I have ever been to. First it is free then the staff are very knowledgeable and caring. The outside has the seal tank you can watch the seals swim and also be there when they do the feeding. The seals are in rehabilitation from being injured. The Aquarium is small but jammed packed with educational things to do. The have a touch tank which is nice for kids.

Visited May 2014
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Caledonia, Canada
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best to visit on bike or on foot!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Although I'm sure this is a great place to visit, I never got a chance to go. We drove all over town on a drizzly day for about 30 minutes looking for parking and couldn't find a spot! The only parking lots in the surrounding area are for Institute employees only. All street parking is metered and it seems that everyone was in Woods Hole that day and not wanting to leave! We were NOT impressed!

Visited July 2014
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Waquoit, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Bring the children”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Best deal on the upper cape. A great experiences for children to see local fish and other sea creatures up close....

Visited July 2014
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