Museums

 
Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
Falmouth Museums on the Green 65 Palmer Ave., along village green 508-548-4857 Falmouth Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through October 14 but events year long. Falmouth-Braddock Dimmick House exhibit in 1724 Conant House. Tours available of 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks house, which shows how an affluent physician would have lived in Federalist period. Whaling Wives Gift Shop offers nautical and history-themed items. Rebuilt Hallett Barn Visitors Center features interactive space for kids and exhibit on Falmouth’s whaling past. Explore grounds of colonial and memorial gardens. Walking tours (weather permitting until Columbus Day) 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($5). $5, children 12 and under free; Falmouth residents admitted free on Fridays.
Woods Hole Historical Museum 579 Woods Hole Road 508-548-7270 Woods Hole Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Guided walking tour of Woods Hole, 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in July and August. Exhibits and gift shop. Archives open for study 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round and by appointment. Museum curators collect and maintain papers, photos and objects of cultural, historical and artistic value about Woods Hole. Winter talks and workshops. Campus includes exhibits at Bradley House (1803), Small Boat Museum, and workshop of a 19th-century doctor. FREE!
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Exhibit Center 15 School St 508-289-2663 Woods Hole Closed January through mid April. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Starting May Mondays through Saturdays. Learn about the institution’s ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers. Gift shop. $3 for 10 and older.
NOAA’s Woods Hole Science Aquarium 166 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 508-495-2001 Woods Hole Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; seal feedings 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. most days; closed federal holidays. Small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters. Self-guided tours of main exhibits and behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations. Donations accepted.