The Woods Hole Business Association is proud to partner this September with the world-renowned Woods Hole science community to present “Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole,” two weekends packed full of mostly free events in celebration of the global impact being made by laboratories right here! Come this fall to experience Cape Cod like a local, and discover the big science happening in the little village of Woods Hole.
“The Sea Around Us: You Are What You Drink,” will celebrate the 11th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, beginning in Little Compton, Rhode Island on October 1 and ending in Woods Hole. Proceeds benefit the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of the Bay and its watershed. The Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem through education, conservation, research, and advocacy. For the past 25 years, the Coalition has kept a watchful eye on Buzzards Bay’s health to understand the ecosystem’s response to human-related impacts.
The schedule of events is below. Details are subject to change, and new events will be added. For more information, visit woodshole.com and tune into media sponsor WCAI to find out about special offers from Woods Hole restaurants and retailers!
September 29 – October 1, 2017
Discover the big science happening in the little village of Woods Hole at the following institutions, all within walking distance. Better yet, taking the Shining Sea Bikeway into town!
10 AM – 4:30 PM
WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center
15 School Street, Woods Hole
Discover the research happening at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the tools of their trade; get a glimpse into a day in the life of the deep submersible Alvin, the discovery of the Titanic, and much more.
10 AM – 4 PM
Woods Hole Historical Museum
579 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Historical Museum is a lively small museum with changing exhibits and diverse programs appealing to people with wide interests. Currently on view: “Navigating the Seas in the Age of Sail” and “A History of Shellfishing on Cape Cod.”
11 AM – 4 PM
MBL Pierce Exhibit Center
100 Water Street, Woods Hole
Colorful exhibits tell the story of the Marine Biological Laboratory and its impact on life sciences. Live animals, stunning underwater video footage, a hands-on microscope, and an interactive squid are all part of the visitor experience. The gift shop has you covered with Rachel Carson books and merchandise to commemorate your Cape Cod visit.
11 AM – 4 PM
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
166 Water Street, Woods Hole
Home to more than 140 species of marine mammals, the aquarium offers touch tanks of lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and starfish. Established in Woods Hole in 1885, the WHSA is the country’s oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory.
Noon – 5:30 PM
Woods Hole Public Library
581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole
The library boasts a collection of books, magazines and newspapers, videos, books on cassette, music CDs, ebooks, and audiobooks totaling nearly 40,000 items. It includes four special collections: the Thomas G. Ratcliffe Collection of plays and books on theater and film, local history, maritime books, and non-technical books on all of the sciences, and is also home to a unique collection of historic paintings by Franklin L. Gifford.