Presents the video “The Real Story of Christmas” on Friday, December 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted. More »
Looking for a different gift idea this year? Your gift of a WHOI membership supports the ocean while giving your loved one great benefits like an insider’s view of all the latest ocean research and exploration, invitations to special events, and more. Note: To assure that your gift arrives by December 25, please order by midnight tonight. Order now.
Learn about the Institution's ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research. Visitors will also find WHOI merchandise in the Gift Shop located in the Ocean Science Discovery Center. November & December Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Our online store is always open.
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