Woods Hole Laboratory

Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Our Location

The Woods Hole facility occupies 3.4 acres on Vineyard Sound on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Laboratory hosts a public and research aquarium that is open to visitors year-round.

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Our History

The Woods Hole Laboratory, founded in 1871, is the nation's oldest marine research station, and is the original laboratory of today’s National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It also houses the nation’s oldest public aquarium, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, which is open to visitors year-round.