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For WHOI personnel and vendors: COVID-19 Guidelines

Visit WHOI

For the safety of our visitors and staff, the Visitor Center, Discovery Center and Gift Shop, and all other WHOI public buildings are currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19. We will continue to have re-opening notices in our weekly newsletter and on social media. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, Ocean Insights to get the latest information and learn more about ocean discoveries.

You could also consider supporting WHOI with a gift during these unprecedented times or by making a purchase on SHOP WHOI. All proceeds go to ocean science!

Discovery Center & Gift Shop

Immerse yourself in the research that happens here through interactive video, sound, and scale models of our ocean exploration vessels. Visit our gift shop or shop online.

Visitor Center

Get started here. We offer tours, maps of Woods Hole Village, information about research at WHOI, and up-to-date schedules of lectures and events.

Public Events

Find out about events and happenings at WHOI and in the Woods Hole area.

Getting to WHOI

Directions & Maps

Get directions to the Institution and in depth maps of the campuses.

Local Information

Learn more about Woods Hole and its scientific community.


Contact the WHOI Visitor Center at (508) 289-2252 or or come visit us at 93 Water Street in Woods Hole.