The Marine Biological Laboratory offers free, guided seasonal tours Monday through Friday, from June 27th to August 16th at 10:30am and 1pm. Reservations required. See calendar below to reserve your spot. Tours last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of visitors during the summer months, we cannot accommodate any special groups beyond our regularly scheduled tours (10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.).

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Tours meet at the Pierce Exhibit Center (100 Water St., Woods Hole, MA.) and include a visit to the Marine Resources Center for a look at the marine animals used in MBL research, a trip to the MBLWHOI Library, and a walking tour of the campus. For safety reasons, children under the age of five are not permitted in the Marine Resources Center. 

Parking: Public parking is not available on the MBL campus. For more information about metered street parking and other transportation options, visit or the WHOOSH trolley website.

Contact: For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at

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