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Things to Do in the Woods Hole and Falmouth Area

Marine Biological Laboratory Robert W. Pierce Visitors Center

100 Water Street • (508) 289-7423
The MBL is a leading international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Americas.
» MBL Gift Shop

National Marine Fisheries Service Aquarium

Albatross Street • (508) 495-2001
The Laboratory houses a public and research aquarium that is often open to visitors year round and is also home port for two research vessels, the R/V Albatross IV and R/V Delaware II.

Woods Hole Historical Museum

579 Woods Hole Road • (508) 548-7270
The Woods Hole Historical Museum is a lively small museum with changing exhibits and diverse programs appealing to people with wide interests. Founded as an adjunct to the Woods Hole Library "to establish and preserve a collection of objects and materials of cultural, historical, and artistic value," it has grown to a campus of several buildings housing exhibit, workshop, and archival space, as well as becoming an active publisher of works of local and historical interest. Admission is free.

Woods Hole Public Library

581 Woods Hole Road • (508) 548-8961
The Woods Hole Public Library strives to meet the informational, educational, and recreational reading needs of its diverse year-round and seasonal community in Woods Hole and the Town of Falmouth. It serves as an access point for reference and interlibrary loan services for those who live, work, or visit in Woods Hole. The Library reaches out to the community with regular programs for preschool groups, a homebound delivery service, and special recreational and cultural programming for adults and children.