Fun Things to Do

Woods Hole is filled with fun things to do in the summer.

August 26, 2012

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Today, we think of Woods Hole as a village filled with waterside restaurants, shops, and some of the largest scientific establishments in the world.  But imagine a Woods Hole with clipper ships lining the harbor and sheep grazing on meadows with very few trees. The best place to discover the “old Woods Hole” is definitely the Woods Hole Historical Museum. You’ll find histories, pictures, and displays of the changes Woods Hole has undergone. One of the most noticeable changes is the landscape – Woods Hole used to be one large meadow, without any trees, and sheep grazing on all the land. […]
August 24, 2012

Calcutta Fishing Derby

The Calcutta Fishing Derby takes place during the month of September and is sponsored by the Woods Hole Business Association. Daily prizes are given for the biggest catch of Bluefish and Bass and grand prizes are given on the final day of the derby. The 2012 Calcutta Fishing Derby begins at 12:01am on September 10th and ends at 12:00am on October 12th. Eligible fish species include Striped Bass and Bluefish. The entry fee is twenty dollars and kids under 12 years old are free. The weigh-in station for all fish entered in the contest will take place at the Landfall Restaurant. […]
August 23, 2012

Woods Hole Oceanographic Exhibit Center

A trip to Woods Hole affords you a visit to the incredible discoveries of the world-famous research institution called the Woods Hole Oceanographic (WHOI). In the midst of the many scientific research buildings in Woods Hole sits the Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Gift Shop. The exhibit center informs visitors on WHOI’s research and inventions and includes a gift shop with WHOI merchandise. The exhibit center includes exhibits on the Titanic, whale and dolphins research, hydrothermal vents, toxic algae, ocean floor sediment that can help us to better understand climate changes, and much more. The Ocean Science Exhibit Center provides […]
August 21, 2012

Pierce Exhibit Center and Gift Shop

On July 4th, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) reopened the Pierce Exhibit Center and Gift Shop. The exhibit center was newly renovated this year to better express the enormous impact MBL has had in the scientific community. The exhibit center includes live animal tanks with creatures that MBL scientists are currently working with to better understand human health. In addition to the live animals, there is an interactive laboratory with hands-on microscopes, squid models, and amazing underwater video footage. The exhibit center is both free and open to the public. The gift shop portion is located inside of the exhibit […]