Visit WHOI

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.

Summer Activities & Events

"Know your Ocean" Science Chats

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

meet a scientist/engineer

Ask a Scientist/Engineer

Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
Get your questions answered by ocean science and engineering experts.

Splash Lab

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

cinema and science

Cinema & Science by the Sea

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

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

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

Woods Hole Village

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.

Discovery Center & Gift Shop

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

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.