Museum Directory


15 School Street, MS#45
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone: 508- 548-1400

Part of the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Ocean Science Exhibit welcomes visitors who will  learn about the Institution's ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research.

Short videos provide an introduction to WHOI, show a day in the life of the deep submersible Alvin, and highlight the 1985-1986 discovery and exploration of the wreck of the Titanic. Visitors can step inside a full-size model of the inner sphere of Alvin and imagine life at the ocean floor while watching vivid footage taken at deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites.

Other exhibits and videos feature the life forms and natural processes of the deep sea. The Center does not have aformal fee but rather a suggested donation of $3 per person for those 10 years of age and older. We also ask that groups of 10 or more people call for a reservation at (508) 289-2663.
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Group Visits

The WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center provides a window into the research conducted at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. We will help groups of 10 or more arrange a visit to the Center and provide information packets and maps in advance of your visit.
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Science Made Public Lecture Series

During July and August, the Exhibit Center and Information Office sponsors a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers. Designed for a lay audience, this series is a great opportunity to learn more about WHOI science.  Everyone is welcome to attend. All talks are held in the Exhibit Center Auditorium. For more information or if you are interested in giving a talk, contact Kathy Patterson, (508) 289-2700.
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Visitors will also find WHOI merchandise in the Gift Shop located in the Ocean Science Exhibit Center.


Monday 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Sunday Closed
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