Discover into Science on a Woods Hole Walking Tour

Ever wondered why Woods Hole became a mecca for science, or how the discovery of the Titanic happened here?  All your questions about the history of science in Woods Hole answered in a delightful new walking tour developed by the Woods Hole Historical Museum.  Walking through the streets of historic Woods Hole village, this tour touches on the highlights of science of all the institutions in Woods Hole, and is sponsored by the Woods Hole Business Association.

Tours take place Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 – 11 a.m leaving from the Woods Hole Historical Museum starting July 5, 579 Woods Hole Road in Woods Hole, MA.  Arrive early for tickets, no later than 9.45.  No reservations are taken.  Admission is $5 per person, or free to patrons of the Woods Hole Business Association.

This one-hour guided walk around the village features an insider’s view of what is really going on now (and in the past) within WHOI, MBL, the Fisheries, and more. Participants will learn about the institutions’ roles in saving the environment, finding the Titanic, marine biology discoveries, and shark research.  The walking tour starts at the Museum, offers access to the touch tanks at the Buzzards Bay Coalition, views of the docks and research facilities, and ends at the Aquarium just in time for the seal feeding at 11 am.

Tours operate July 7 to August 26.  If there is sufficient demand, more tours will be added next summer.  For further information visit


Arlene Lowenstein
Woods Hole Historical Museum
(508) 548-7270

Parking in Woods Hole is limited – there are metered spaces OR bike, walk, take trolley.
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Reservations are not accepted, Tour is limited to first 20 guests.