Ocean Science Exhibit Center Open for the Season

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Exhibit Center is open for another fun and engaging summer season. Visitors to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center will learn about what’s happening with the world’s ocean and the innovative ocean science and engineering being done by WHOI researchers.

“There are many hands-on exhibits that let visitors learn about WHOI research and the vehicles and tools developed here at WHOI,” said Ocean Science Exhibit Center Manager Kathy Patterson.

Visitors can sit inside a full-sized model of the Alvin personnel sphere, complete with control panels containing equipment and switches used in Alvin over the years. Also on display is the REMUS SharkCam that was used to track great white sharks off Chatham, Mass., and Guadalupe, Mexico, which bears the bite marks from an attack by sharks off Mexico. Other exhibits include a Titanic room, a life-size display of a hydrothermal vent community and incredible video footage from vents in the Pacific Ocean, and fun marine mammal sound recordings, to name just a few.