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June 2018
Contact: Teri Frady

Woods Hole Science Aquarium Series

To celebrate National Zoo and Aquarium Month, we ran a series of articles about our own Woods Hole Science Aquarium -- the country's oldest marine aquarium. Learn all about what we do in the stories linked below.


wolffish in aquarium

For nearly 150 years, our aquarium has been a valued destination for visitors, students, and researchers drawn to ocean life. Learn more »


sea turtles in aquarium tank

We are equipped to deal with animals that are out of mortal danger, but still need follow-up care. Learn more »

Health Care

vet handling injured turtle

To celebrate our sea turtle conservation efforts, we talked with veterinarian Dr. Michele Sims. Learn more »


intern showing touch tank to visitors

Approximately 85,000 people tour the Aquarium every year. Learn more »


volunteer showing children starfish

We take care of the live specimens on display and teach visitors about local animals. Learn more »


On occasion the facility is also a working research aquarium as it was nearly 150 years ago. Learn more »