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For WHOI personnel, vendors, and visitors: COVID-19 Guidelines

Visit WHOI

The WHOI Ocean Science Discovery Center, located at 15 School Street, is now closed for the season.  Our Visitor Center and Store located at 93 Water Street is open Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Our tour program is runs during July and August.  Please click on the links below for more details. For the safety of our customers and visitors' masks are required.

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.

Walking Tours

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours of the WHOI dock area and other restricted village facilities.

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.