Public Events


Upcoming Events

FREE Event: WHOI's Oceans Science Café

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Falmouth Cinema Pub in Falmouth, MA

Archived Events

Woods Hole Oil Spill: Community Update

Thursday, January 25, 2018 • 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

OCEANOS: WHOI en Español e Português

Saturday, September 16, 2017 • 2-4 p.m.
Clark 507, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Life without Sunlight at Deep-sea Hot Springs

Sunday, August 27, 2017 • 6-8 p.m.
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA
Sponsored by the Elisabeth and Henry A. Morss, Jr., Colloquia Endowed Fund

Public Event: Woods Hole Science Stroll

Saturday, August 12, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Water Street, Woods Hole, MA

School Vacation Week in Woods Hole

April 17-19, 2017
All activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

Public Event: Woods Hole Science Stroll

Saturday, August 6, 2016 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Water Street, Woods Hole, MA

Free Public Event: Meet the R/V Neil Armstrong

Saturday, June 25, 2016 • 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
WHOI Iselin Dock
86 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA

Public Event: Woods Hole Science Stroll

Sunday, August 9, 2015 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Water Street, Woods Hole, MA

Public Event: Under the Waves: WHOI Science in Local Waters

Sunday, June 7, 2015 • 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
On the lawn behind Redfield Building and at the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Farewell to Knorr

Friday, December 5, 2014 • 4 p.m. • Paul's Mall

Art Exhibit: From Penguins to Polar Bears: Impacts of Climate Change

Saturday, May 4, 2014 & Sunday, May 11, 2014 • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Community Hall, Woods Hole

From Penguins to Polar Bears: Impacts of Climate Change

Sunday, May 4, 2014 • 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium

Morss Colloquium: Fukushima and the Ocean

Thursday, May 9, 2013 • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
An examination of natural and human sources of radiation in the ocean, what was released from Fukushima and its impact on marine ecosystems and human health.

Public Event: Deep Ocean Exploration: Trenches

Saturday, August 24, 2013 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Event: White Sharks, Gray Seals

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Chasing the Cape's Most Charismatic Predators

Mytilus Seamount and Northeast Canyons

July to August 2013
A team of scientists and technicians at sea and on shore will explore the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats off the Northeast Coast of the U.S. via live web stream.

Hands-on Science Open House

Saturday, May 25, 2012 • Rinehart Coastal Research Center

ScienceOnline2013 Watch Parties

Jan. 31, and Feb. 4, 5, 11, and 13, 2013

Public Event: Titanic in 3D
An Archaeological Exploration

Saturday, September 8, 2012 • Redfield Auditorium

Public Event: Ocean's Acid Test

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • 6-9 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Consequences of Rising CO2 Emissions for Life in Our Ocean

Probing Tornadoes with Mobile Doppler Radars

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 • 5 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Sears Lecture
Professor Howard Bluestein, University of Oklahoma

"What is a Sanctuary?" Discussion Forum

Friday, July 20, 2012 • 2-4 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Part of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Fisheries 20th Anniversary Celebration in Woods Hole

Farewell to R/V Oceanus

Friday, November 18, 2011 • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Iselin Dock
WHOI commemorates 36 years of research and exploration aboard R/V Oceanus.

Public Event: Pioneering New Ocean Science Frontiers

Saturday, September 17, 2011 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Come to see, listen and learn more about ocean observatories off our coast.

Public Event: Tour the Knorr

Sunday, August 7, 2011 • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The research vessel used to discover Titanic and the hydrothermal vents.

Public Event: On Growth and Form: Geometry, Physics and Biology

Thursday, August 4, 2011 • 2 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole, MA
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program Sears Lecture

Peanut Butter Club Presents: Live from the Galápagos Rift

Friday, July 15, 2011 • Noon • Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Watch live streaming video of scientists exploring the Galápagos Rift where life at hydrothermal vents was first discovered.

Public Event: Meet the Sub Alvin

Sunday, October 17, 2010 • Noon to 5:00 p.m. • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Get up close with the hardest working deep-diving research sub in the U.S.

Public Forum: WHOI in the Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, July 29, 2010 • 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Redfield Auditorium
Learn about how the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is helping with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Oceans Alive 2008

Sea Grant's popular lecture series, "Oceans Alive: Plain Talk on Current Topics in Marine Science Presented for the General Public" will be held Tuesdays in April.

A Conversation with Astronaut Suni Williams

On Wednesday, September 12, astronaut Suni Williams will share her experience of living and working in space at a public talk in MBL's Lillie Auditorium at 4 p.m.