Kids Love Woods Hole

There are so many fun activities for children in Woods Hole.

August 31, 2012

OceanQuest

Woods Hole is home to some of the largest scientific organizations in the world – so who wouldn’t want to experience a little bit of science while visiting? One of the best ways to discover the environment around Woods Hole is aboard OceanQuest. OceanQuest is a 90-minute discovery cruise that provides an introduction to oceanography.  The discovery cruises provide a hands-on learning environment where passengers are encouraged to involve themselves in collecting data, working with equipment, and dealing with live creatures. Time during the cruise is divided among three stations: One station takes place in the stern of the ship […]
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 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 […]