Kids Love Woods Hole

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

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 […]
August 11, 2012

Biking Along the Shining Sea

On a sunny Cape Cod day, nothing beats riding a bike while overlooking long stretches of beaches and cranberry bogs. The “Shining Sea Bikeway,” was named after the song “America the Beautiful” written by Falmouth native – Katharine Lee Bates. The name not only signifies a historical importance, but also reflects the beautiful beach views of this distinctive path. The bike path extends along what was an old train route – originally running through Buzzards Bay, North and West Falmouth, Woods Hole and ending at the Falmouth Station.  While it crosses a few roads, for the most part this right […]
August 10, 2012

Quicks Hole Kids Night

Every Tuesday evening, starting in July, Quicks Hole transforms into a kid sized movie theater. The lights are dimmed, the projector comes out and small chairs for the movie – goers are lined up.   Kid’s Night at Quicks is a local favorite, with both parents and their children. Family classics are shown on a big screen jammed in a corner of the dining room, and parents gather nearby on the water view deck for an adult meal and a pitcher of the house sangria.  Kids eat their suppers and then fall into that wonderful late-in-the-day storytelling trance that comes with […]
July 26, 2012

Cape Cod Treasure

Less than a mile away from downtown Woods Hole rests the small but beautiful Stoney Beach. Although Stoney Beach may not be as big as Nobska Beach or other beaches in Falmouth, this recluse is a cherished Woods Hole spot. For kids, Stoney beach is exceptional for it’s lack of rocks and waves. Kids also love the jetty. I frequently babysit a few kids at Stoney Beach and their favorite activity is to clamber down to the end of the jetty and catch fish and crabs in their buckets. It’s great to see the camaraderie of kids as they slowly […]