Dive into ocean discovery at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Explore our historic seaside village campus, home to the world's largest community of ocean scientists and engineers. Take a walking tour, visit our Ocean Science Discovery Center, browse the WHOI Store, check out our special events, or ask our knowledgeable staff a question about WHOI at our Visitor Center.
The WHOI Visitor Center and Ocean Science Discover Center will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27 and will be closed all day on Friday, September 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Stop at the Visitor Center and Store to ask a question, pick up maps of Woods Hole Village, get information about research at WHOI, and learn about upcoming activities and events. You'll find a full array of WHOI shirts and hats, plus other ocean-themed mementos.
Immerse yourself in WHOI research through interactive exhibits on projects including kelp farming, the discovery and exploration of the Titanic, polar research, the ocean twilight zone, and more! Climb inside a replica of the Alvin sphere and touch the bite marks on SharkCam. There's something for everyone, including items at our store (and always available online).
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