The centerpiece of the Outreach Center is a marine touch tank stocked with animals that live in Buzzards Bay. You’ll find hermit crabs, spider crabs, sea urchins, sea stars, small fish, snails, and bay scallops in the tank, and you can hold each of them in your hands!
As you discover all that Buzzards Bay has to offer, you can also learn about the challenges it faces. The biggest problem of all is nitrogen pollution. Find out how the Bay is changing and what you can do about it.
Wrap up your visit at our gift shop, where you can get your Coalition gear, become a member, or sign up for a fun outdoor Bay Adventure. Before you head out the door, we’ll give you some ideas on where to go next as you continue to explore Buzzards Bay.
The Woods Hole Outreach Center offers daily free programs that are great for all ages.
Touch Tank Feeding
Daily (Friday-Tuesday) from 11-11:30am
Help feed the animals in our marine touch tank! See what they eat and learn how they survive in Buzzards Bay.
Daily (Friday-Tuesday) from 1-2pm
Learn about one of the Buzzards Bay animals that lives our touch tank and take part in a craft or activity about that animal!
The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed.