MBL Tours

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The Marine Biological Laboratory offers guided seasonal tours Monday through Friday at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM from July 2 – August 31.

Tours meet at the Pierce Exhibit Center, 100 Water Street, Woods Hole and last approximately one hour. They include a visit to the Marine Resources Center for a look at the marine animals used in MBL research, a trip to the MBLWHOI Library, and a walking tour of the campus.

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Reservations:

Reservations are recommended and can be made by clicking here or calling 508-289-7623.  If you cannot make your tour, please contact us as soon as possible.

For safety reasons, children under the age of five are not permitted in the Marine Resources Center.

Parking:

Public parking is not available on the MBL campus. For more information about metered street parking and other transportation options, visit woodshole.com.

We encourage visitors to take the WHOOSH Public Trolley which runs between the Falmouth Mall and Woods Hole along Route 28 and Woods Hole Road, seven days a week in the summer.

Contact:

For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at 508-289-7623 or email comm@mbl.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of visitors during the summer months, we cannot accommodate any school groups or special groups beyond our regularly scheduled tours (1pm & 2pm).

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Weekend Science Tours of Woods Hole

During July and August, knowledgeable volunteers guide visitors on free walking tours through the village of Woods Hole. Launched from the MBL Exhibit Center located at 100 Water Street, the tours provide an excellent background on the research conducted in Woods Hole, including the Marine Biological Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Historical Museum, and other Woods Hole science organizations. Tours run for about an hour on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m. Space is limited. These tours are recommended for a teenage to an adult audience.

Maximum 4 tickets per order. Groups larger than four, please call WHOI Ocean Science Discovery Center at (508) 289-2663 or email information@whoi.edu, (answered Monday – Friday.) If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the WHOI Ocean Science Discovery Center at the number above.

These tours are made possible with support from the Woods Hole Business Association.

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Off-Season Group Tours

A limited number of special group tours may be arranged during the off-season months (October through May), Monday through Friday. Tours last approximately an hour and consist of a visit to the Marine Resources Center for a look at the marine animals used in MBL research, a trip to the MBLWHOI Library, and a walking tour of the campus.

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