Shop Hours

January 1 – April 30: Closed

May 1 – June 12: Wednesday – Friday, 11 AM – 4 PM

June 15 – September 5: 
Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM

September 9 – October 10:
Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM

Learn more about the Marine Biological Laboratory by visiting the Pierce Exhibit Center at 100 Water Street in Woods Hole, adjacent to the Gift Shop. Colorful exhibits tell the story of the MBL and its impact on life sciences. Live animals, stunning underwater video footage, a hands-on microscope, and an interactive squid are all part of the visitor experience.

The MBL also offers free, guided tours that include a visit to the Marine Resources Center for a look at the marine animals studied at the MBL, rare items from our Archives, including a Nobel Prize, and a walking tour of the campus. Reservations required.

Email us at or call (508) 289-7230 during shop hours.