Woods Hole Science Aquarium was established in 1875 by Spencer Baird, the first US Fisheries Commissioner. Today, it is owned by the federal government and operated by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratories.
Try and plan your visit around the feeding of the harbor seals, which occurs at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on most days. Bumper and LuSeal, two of Woods Hole's most famous and popular residents, are non-releasable harbor seals, and enjoy performing for visitors to the Aquarium.
Named by Cape Cod Life as the Upper Cape's #1 rainy day activity, the Aquarium is open year round, Tuesday - Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on federal holidays. It is located at 166 Water Street, Woods Hole. Call 508-495-2001 for more information