- The list below includes 169 free or cheap things to do in or near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, including 103 different types of inexpensive activities like Aquariums, Art Gallery, History Museums and Science Museums.
- From Marine Biological Laboratory to Woods Hole Aquarium, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Woods Hole and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Hyannis and Barnstable.
Affiliated with the University of Chicago, the Marine Biological Laboratory is an international facility dedicated to education and research in biology, ecology and biomedicine. Guided tours of the premises are available.
Established in 1885, the Woods Hole Aquarium is the oldest marine aquarium in the country and features a variety of marine animals from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic waters as well as informative exhibits about marine environment and species.
A public aquarium, Woods Hole Science Aquarium has 140 different species of aquatic animals on display, all from the northeast and middle Atlantic. The aquarium also hosts educational programs for students of different levels.
Brush up on the history of Woods Hole at Woods Hole Historical Museum. A scale model of Woods Hole in 1895 is a permanent exhibit. Paintings and photos help tell a story, and an audio tour is also available.
The WHOI Exhibit Center & Gift Shop is filled with videos and exhibits that highlight the research of ocean scientists. The center also hosts guest lectures where visitors can learn about various topics in ocean science.
MOCEAN Cape Cod is an outdoor outfitter that sells a wide array of apparel, equipment, and paraphernalia for outdoor and aquatic sports. The store also offers rentals of stand-up paddleboards and other equipment.