Buzzards Bay Discovery Center, Photo/SaveBuzzardsBay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition has opened its Discovery Center in the heart of Woods Hole village for the summer. The Discovery Center, at 21 Luscombe Ave. in Woods Hole, is free to the public and open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Labor Day.

This summer, in addition to its popular marine touch tank full of Bay animals, the Discovery Center features 2 new exhibits. Visitors can test their knowledge on the Buzzards Bay Quiz and visit the Changing Bay exhibit to learn about how nitrogen pollution is impacting Bay life.

“The Buzzards Bay Discovery Center is truly a gateway to exploring all that Buzzards Bay and its watershed have to offer, “said Rob Hancock, the Coalition’s VP of Education and Public Engagement. “Guests can discover what lives in the Bay’s waters at our touch tank, understand the how pollution is impacting Bay health, and find great opportunities for exploring the Bay and watershed in their community.”

The Discovery Center also offers free, unique daily programs for guests to enjoy, including:

  • The Wonders of Water: exploring the life in a drop of Bay water.
  • Bridge to Discovery: for families with young children looking to discover Buzzards Bay.
  • What’s in the Bay Today?: a survey of marine life in Woods Hole Harbor.
  • Touch Tank Feeding: where visitors can help feed the Bay animals in our touch tank.

Entrance to the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center, Photo/SaveBuzzardsBay

Additionally, the Coalition is providing families with young children a new way to get outside and discover the outdoors on the Cape through the Itty Bitty Bay Explorers program, a series of four free outings on Tuesday mornings starting July 9. Through fun games and hands-on activities, your whole family can learn about Buzzards Bay’s animals, plants and habitats.

Also this summer the Coalition is partnering with Quicks Hole, a local Woods Hole restaurant. Guests who visit the center and take the Buzzards Bay Quiz can receive a coupon for a free drink at the restaurant, which is directly across Luscombe Ave. from the Discovery Center. The organization and Quicks Hole are also partnering on a new, free bike map for riders to find their way to and from the village.

“Our partnership with Buzzards Bay Coalition is part of our investment in our communities,” said Beth Colt, owner of Quicks Hole “As purveyors of fresh seafood, nothing could be more important to us and our customers than discovering and protecting our local waters—precisely the mission of the Coalition. In addition to visiting the Discovery Center, we are excited about getting more people biking to Woods Hole and enjoying all the harbor has to offer.”

More information can be found on the Center’s website by CLICKING HERE.

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