The seed was planted nearly a century ago dating back to the MBL Tub Races. Now, for the first time in 13 years, the Anything But a Boat Race will return to Garbage Beach on Sunday, September 16. This special event is part of “The Sea Around Us,” a weekend of free, family-friendly events in celebration of the legacy of Rachel Carson. The event was established by the Woods Hole Business Association and the world-renowned Woods Hole science community in 2017 to commemorate the September publication of Carson’s groundbreaking work “Silent Spring,” credited for sounding the alarm on the dangers […]
Ever wondered why Woods Hole became a mecca for science, or how the discovery of the Titanic happened here? All your questions about the science in Woods Hole will be answered on a delightful new walking tour. Starting at the MBL Exhibit Center located at 100 Water Street, you will walk through the streets of historic Woods Hole village and learn about the research conducted by the Marine Biological Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and other Woods Hole science organizations. These tours are recommended for a teenage to an adult audience. Space is limited. Tour Schedule […]
On Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the nonprofit organizations of Woods Hole have joined together to present a free public day of interactive science along Water Street. Explore science on the streets of Woods Hole and an get up close view of a working research vessel. See ocean robots, explore science displays, animal touch tanks, and hands-on activities. Fun for the whole family! For more information about ship tours and the day’s activities, click here.
Woods Hole Historical Museum Discover science in Woods Hole during a one-hour guided walking tour! Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday (July 5 to September 1) and Wednesday through Saturday (September 6 to September 23) by the Woods Hole Historical Museum. During the tour participants learn about the illustrious history of science in Woods Hole and the groundbreaking research that is still carried out to this day. The tour covers the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s discovery of the Titanic, environmental and ecological problems faced by Cape Cod and its waters, and the value of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s biomedical research. […]