Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Feed the Butterflies!

Feed the Butterflies!

June 1st through September 2, 2018. Make Reservations NOW to Feed the Butterflies!

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer  Day Program

2018 KidSummer Registration is open! Financial aid is still available.

Our Mission

The mission of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is to inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment through discovery and learning.

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

Observe a rare demonstration on how a simple block of wood transforms into a beautiful bird! Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 5th - August 30, 2018 9:30am-1pm

Family Drawing 2018

Family Drawing 2018

Family Drawing starts 6/20. Come outside and draw, paint, create!! Call to Register.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Join us on this guided beachside exploration tour at low tide.Click here for schedule.

Tick Training and Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick Training and Lyme Disease Prevention

Learn about Lyme disease, prevention of tick bites, and monitoring and dealing with tick bites. June 21st at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission

Diary of a Hammerhead

Diary of a Hammerhead

A traveling mural exhibit from The Paly Foundation that focuses on the conservation of sharks. The exhibit will be at the Museum June 1 to September 30, 2018.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is June 21st at 10am Free w/Museum admission

Support Our Sponsors

Liquor N More Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Crocker Nurseries Cape Cod Life Magazine Cape Cod Broadcasting Media International Fund for Animal Welfare Seaside Lemans Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union Wild Birds Unlimited Cape Cod 5
"We Feed"

"We Feed"

We Feed returns, weekdays at 10am & 12:30pm June 25th - August 31st. Watch a live feeding for one of our Aquarium residents. Free w/Admission

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

Visit our Naturescape gallery, featuring local New England artists, whose work reflects the nature of the Northeast. Open during museum hours. Now Showing: Sailors Valentine Coming in July: Cape Night Photography

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit June 28th Advance Reservations Required! Spaces limited to 20 per time slot. Because of the educational content level, this program is restricted to ages 5 and up.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: June 29th Free w/Museum Admission

Lunch ‘n Learn "Blueberries!"

Lunch ‘n Learn "Blueberries!"

Out in Blue Fields, A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm with journalist Janice Riley and conservationist Stephen Spear. Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:30am

Aquarium Tots & Tykes

Aquarium Tots & Tykes

Meet our very special Aquarium babies up close and personal! July 3, 17, 26 & August 1, 2018 at 1pm

 Storytime: Do Doodlebugs Doodle?

Storytime: Do Doodlebugs Doodle?

Meet Artemis Roehrig and Corrine Demas reading from their fun and fascinating book, Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Amazing Insect Facts! July 5, 2018 at 10:30am

Live Beehive Openings

Live Beehive Openings

Meet our bees up close with beekeepers George Muhlebach and crew who will open our live hives for visitors. July 5, 8, 12, 19, 21, and 26 starting at noon.

Coastal Explorer Van

Coastal Explorer Van

This extraordinary 31-foot custom-built motor coach provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about Cape Cod's coastal environment. July 6th, July 18th & August 2 10am-3pm.

Mixology

Mixology

Hands-on activities and demonstrations that encourage kids to ask questions and peak their interest by investigating the mysteries of chemistry. July 6, 20, 23 and August 3 & 15, 2018, 1pm-2:30pm.

Nature Screen "H is for Hawk"

Nature Screen "H is for Hawk"

H Is for Hawk told the story of a grieving daughter who found healing after her father's death, in the form of a goshawk named Mabel. July 9th and 11th, 2018 at 1pm.

WINGMASTERS

WINGMASTERS

Join us for this fantastic program and a rare chance to see these powerful, beautiful, and magnificent birds up close! Tuesday, July 10, 2018. TWO SHOWS: 1pm & 3pm.

Hydrangea Festival Garden Tour 2018

Hydrangea Festival Garden Tour 2018

A Riot of Color and Texture! Supporting the KidSummer Scholarship Program. Open July 8th and 11th 10am - 4pm. Read More for tickets

Lunch ‘n Learn Cape Night Photography

Lunch ‘n Learn Cape Night Photography

Join Timothy Little on a journey across Cape Cod after the sun sets.Monday, July 16, 2018 at 11:30am.

Tuesday Tweets

Tuesday Tweets

Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Moran Towers, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity: July 17th at 9am.

Digging into the Past, July 2018

Digging into the Past, July 2018

The Diseased Ship: Uncovering Cape Cod’s Connections to the Slave Trade with Meadow Hilley. Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1pm.

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is June July 21st at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Join Marie Zahn for this exciting behind the scenes look at NASA's Parker Solar Probe, and learn about the science and history of solar astronomy! Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1pm.

The BubbleMan!

The BubbleMan!

Mike the Bubble Man brings science and magic to CCMNH with his interactive indoor show about BUBBLES! Wednesday, July 25, 2018 TWO SHOWS at 2pm & 3:30pm

Storytime: Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?

Storytime: Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?

Meet Artemis Roehrig and Corrine Demas reading from their fun and fascinating book, Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:30am

Lunch ‘n Learn Adventures on Outer Cape Cod

Lunch ‘n Learn Adventures on Outer Cape Cod

Join Mark for lunch, tales of nature adventures, and all the reasons to love Cape Cod! Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11:30am

“To Bee or Not To Bee” with The Piti Theater Company

“To Bee or Not To Bee” with The Piti Theater Company

To Bee or Not to Bee blends puppetry, dance, and live music to tell the tale of a farmer and his bees. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1pm.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, August 9th, 2018. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Turtles Are in Trouble!

Turtles Are in Trouble!

Dr. Litzgus will focus on the biology and conservation of endangered freshwater turtles. Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1pm.

Lunch ‘n Learn: Forage to Table

Lunch ‘n Learn: Forage to Table

Learn the basics of foraging while getting to touch taste and smell common wild edibles you can find in your own hometown. Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:30 am.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Join Bethany Jakubson and some of her favorite members of the natural world! Tuesday, August 14, 2018 TWO SHOWS: 11am & 1pm.

National Honeybee Day

National Honeybee Day

Join the CCMNH Bee Team for fun activities as they bring community awareness of the importance of honeybees. Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:30am – 4pm.

Digging into the Past, August 2018

Digging into the Past, August 2018

Explore Cape Cod Curiosities with Author Robin Smith-Johnson. Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1pm.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey Nest Camera is now broadcasting in HD on YouTube!

Pave a Path to Nature Education

Pave a Path to Nature Education

Help the Friends complete the Brick Path through the Bobbie Williams Garden to the door of the KidSummer Classroom!

Shop AmazonSmile and Donate!

Shop AmazonSmile and Donate!

Shop on AmazonSmile and help support CCMNH. For online purchases made through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the total purchase price to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Click on the Read More link or go to www.smile.amazon.com to start shopping!

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

Directions & Parking

Directions & Parking

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is a private, non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation. Although some trails are also town-owned, the three CCMNH parking lots are private property and restricted to Museum members, visitors, volunteers and staff. However, anyone wishing to access the trails but not enter the Museum can park at Drummer Boy Park down the street on 6A and walk to the trails. Unfortunately, the trails are not wheelchair accessible.

Membership Information

Membership Information

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Biomimicry

Biomimicry

View the "What is Biomimicry?" video, created as part of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network Teacher in Residence Program.

Museum Trail

Museum Trail

There are dozens of extraordinary Cape Cod museums spanning history, the arts and topics that define the peninsula, from maritime life to baseball.

Cape Tides

Cape Tides

Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point

The Trails of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

The Trails of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Please remember ...NO Dogs allowed on the Trails, May 1 - September 30 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.