Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Free Things to do on Cape Cod

Woods Hole

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.

Falmouth Cape Cod

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.

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.

Rachel Carson

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.

Woods Hole

Woods Hole Harbor Cape Cod

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.

Woods Hole National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

Bring along a handmade Tote Bag from Moomettes Crochet Shop for all of your souvenirs !

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