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Although the ship tours are fully booked, there is a lot more to see at the Woods Hole Science Stroll. This event also includes many exhibits, interactive displays, kids activities and oceanographic instruments to see at science and educational organizations along Water Street.

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Woods Hole, MA 02543

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Although the ship tours are fully booked, there is a lot more to see at the Woods Hole Science Stroll. This event also includes many exhibits, interactive displays, kids activities and oceanographic instruments to see at science and educational organizations along Water Street.
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The NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow will be in port August 6 between research cruises and will be open for tours as part of the Woods Hole Science Stroll, a free public event featuring exhibits, displays and demonstrations sponsored by a dozen scientific organizations located in the village of Woods Hole in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Reservations for free ship tours at designated times are encouraged given the demand and limited availability. Click on the register button above to reserve your space.

The 209-foot Henry B. Bigelow is operated by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations and is assigned to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The ship is one of the new class of state-of-the-art fisheries survey vessels in the NOAA fleet and is one of the quietest research vessels afloat, a feature important for marine mammal and acoustic research. The vessel conducts a variety of studies in support of NOAA's mission to protect, restore and manage the use of living marine, coastal and ocean resources. Recent cruises include the annual spring and fall bottom trawl fisheries surveys; marine mammal, sea turtle and seabird surveys; deep-sea coral work off the Northeast coast with remotely operated vehicles; and habitat assessment studies.

Commanding Officer Mark Miller locates Juniper Point on a chart of Woods Hole for a group on the Bigelow bridge during the 2015 open house..

Heidi Marotta explains the operation of the fisheries scientific computer system (FSCS) in the fish processing lab on the Bigelow.



In addition to the ship tour, research conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center will be featured at the nearby Woods Hole Laboratory at 166 Water Street as part of the Woods Hole Science Stroll. The Woods Hole Science Aquarium, operated by the Center, will also be open to the public on August 6.

Visitors could touch the whale baleen, vertebrae, and other artifacts at the Marine Mammals exhibit at the Woods Hole Laboratory..

Woods Hole Laboratory visitors took water samples from the rosette to show how salinities and nutrient samples are collected at sea.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is limited in Woods Hole. There is some metered on-street parking, and there will be limited parking for this event in designated lots around the village. Visitors are encouraged to take the WHOOSH Trolley or ride their bikes to Woods Hole via the Shining Sea bike path.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Backpacks, large purses or bags and strollers are not allowed on the ship tours. They can be checked before boarding.

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Woods Hole, MA 02543

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