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For WHOI personnel and vendors: COVID-19 Guidelines

Visit WHOI

Our store front on 93 Water Street in Woods Hole is now open to the public Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We ask that all patrons please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing practices to ensure the safety of all. Limit of two customers in the store at a time.

For the safety of our visitors and staff, all other WHOI public buildings are currently closed until further notice. 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.