About Us

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.

The MBL Gift Shop is located in the Pierce Exhibit Center at 100 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. The shop offers a wide variety of unique MBL related gifts including toys, games, books for children and adults, souvenirs, and clothing for all ages. Gift shop proceeds support MBL research and education programs.


For more information or to place a phone order please call the Gift Shop at (508) 289-7230 during shop hours. After hours you may email us at giftshop@mbl.edu.