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.

Discovery Center & Gift Shop

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

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.

Summer Activities

"Know your Ocean"Science Chats

Talks by WHOI scientists, techs & students about what they do and why it matters.

meet a scientist/engineer

Meet a Scientist/Engineer

Get your questions answered by ocean science and engineering experts.

Splash Lab

Hands-on science for kids of all ages.

Walking Tours

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


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