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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world's leading independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean exploration, discovery, and understanding. Visit us in Woods Hole, MA and dive into ocean discovery.

summer activities & events

"Know your Ocean" Science Chats

Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Weekly lectures from WHOI scientists, techs, and students about what they do and why it matters.

Meet a Scientist/Engineer

Meet a Scientist/Engineer

Mondays & Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
On Redfield Patio get your questions answered by ocean science and engineering experts.

Splash Lab

Splash Lab

Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Hands-on science for kids of all ages.

Cinema & Science by the Sea

Cinema & Science by the Sea

Periodically throughout the summer
Film screenings accompanied by a science conversation.

walking tours

Walking Tours

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours of the WHOI dock area and other restricted village facilities.

Peanut Butter Club

Peanut Butter Club

Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
On Friday at noon throughout the year, free talks or movies on a topical subject.

Ocean Scence Discovery Center

WHOI's Ocean Science Discovery Center

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Visitors to WHOI's Ocean Science Discovery Center will learn about the Institution's ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research.

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Getting to WHOI


Directions & Maps

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local information

Local Information

Learn more about Woods Hole and its scientific community.