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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Dive into underwater discovery by visiting the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a leader in marine research. Take a free guided tour of the facility and explore the institution's exhibits.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

86 Water St, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543
Distance from Hotel: 3.9 miles


Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm

Extended summer hours (June-August): 11am-5pm, daily

Prices: Admission to the Ocean Science Discovery Center at the WHOI is $5 for people aged ten and over. Most other public events and spaces are free to the public. Contact the WHOI for details.


  • Public seminars and lecture series
  • Summer walking tours
  • Summer Splash Lab

Activities or Attractions

  • Ocean Science Discovery Center
  • Group tours
  • Museum exhibits
  • Summer opportunities for children
  • Online oceanic expeditions
  • Gift shop

Can visitors tour WHOI laboratories and ships?

Because research is being conducted in our labs and on our ships, the sites are not open to the general public or available for guided tours.

Are teaching resources available for K-12 students?

Yes, WHOI provides a wide range of multimedia resources for primary, intermediate, and secondary school teachers.