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Dive into ocean discovery at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Explore our historic seaside village campus that is home to the world's largest community of ocean scientists and engineers. Take a walking tour, visit our discovery center, browse the gift shop, and check out our events.

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

Visitor Center & Store

Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

Discovery Center & Store

Currently closed
Re-Opening May 1, 2023 for the 2023 season

 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.

Check Back Soon for Our Summer 2023 Schedule

Walking Tours

Guided tours of the WHOI dock area and other restricted village facilities.

Splash Lab

Hands-on science for kids of all ages.

meet a scientist/engineer

Ask a Scientist/Engineer

Get your questions answered by ocean science and engineering experts.

Woods Hole Science Stroll

This annual celebration of world-class ocean science in a tiny corner of Cape Cod returns on August 12, 2023

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.