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Fun Things to Do With Kids in Woods Hole | Cape Cod | Travel


If you’re looking for fun things to do with kids on Cape Cod, take a trip to Woods Hole. Traverse the quaint shops, view the harbor and be sure to visit the Woods Hole Science Aquarium.

There’s plenty of free things to do on Cape Cod.  We’ve been up and down the Cape over the years, and discover new and exciting attractions every time we visit.

One Sunday morning after breakfast at Betsy’s in Falmouth, we ventured down to Woods Hole.  We hadn’t been there since the kids were little, and were delighted to see that the Woods Hole Science Aquarium is still free (although they do accept donations.)   There are over 140 species of marine aquatic animals from the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters.

NOAA Woods Hole Science Aquarium

There’s a very pretty park nearby overlooking the harbor.  We met a few interns from the aquarium who were waiting to join a Zoomba class that was going to be held in the park. Rachel Carson (author of “Silent Spring”) was once associated with NOAA.

Woods Hole Harbor

Woods Hole Park Monument

Rachel Carson Photo at Woods Hole

Rachel Carson Woods Hole

All kinds of exploration vessels and ships are in dock at the harbor, along with quaint fishing boats and private yachts.  When you look out, on a clear day, you an see Martha’s Vineyard across the water !  There’s also a car ferry leaving from Woods Hole to transport you to the island.

The town was busy with activity, and we enjoyed looking at the quaint architecture of the buildings and laboratories of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOAA Woods Hole Laboratory

Be sure to add Woods Hole, Massachusetts as a destination for your next visit to Cape Cod !

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