Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

The Caterpillar Lab 2017

The Caterpillar Lab 2017

One Day Only!! This awesome exhibit returns, July 27th. Free w/Museum Admission.

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.

4-H COASTAL EXPLORER VAN

4-H COASTAL EXPLORER VAN

This special mobile exhibit visits the Museum, July 12th, July 26th & August 10th. Free w/Museum Admission.

Lunch 'n Learn

Lunch 'n Learn

Join us for the new summer lecture series: Lunch 'n Learn. Read more for details Next Lecture: July 31st Why Birds Sing with Phil Kyle

Family Drawing 2017

Family Drawing 2017

This is a multigenerational activity Wednesdays at 9am Read more for details

Live Bee Hive Openings 2017

Live Bee Hive Openings 2017

Meet our Bees! Live Hive Openings Thursdays and occasional weekends, June 22nd - August 31st Space Limited. Call for reservations $5/non members or $4/members

Feed the Butterflies!

Feed the Butterflies!

The Butterfly House opens, June 1st. Free with Admission. To Feed the Butterflies, Read More for details. Call early for Reservations!

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania! Next opportunities: July 28th 10am.

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
Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union
Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: July 28th Free w/Museum Admission

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!

Climate Change: Penguins & Women's Leadership

Climate Change: Penguins & Women's Leadership

Join us July 31st for the 3rd in the Lunch'n Learn lecture series. Read more for details.

Bird Carving 101

Bird Carving 101

Meet Stephen Rich. Watch him carve. View the Eldridge Arnold Workshop and Exhibit. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am - 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks, with our Naturalists, start Sundays, June 4th at Noon. Weekdays, June 19th, 10:30am and 2pm. Free with Museum Admission

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Hour of Code for Kids Ages 7-10 Tuesdays, June 27th - August 8th (except July 4th) 12:30pm -1:30pm Free w/Admission Reservations required

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit August 4th 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.

The Secret Life of Fireflies

The Secret Life of Fireflies

Join us August 7th for the 4th and final Lunch 'n Learn lecture series. Read more for details.

The Bubble Man 2017

The Bubble Man 2017

The Bubble Man returns. Tickets on sale now for August 8th shows.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Tickets on sale now for August 10th shows.

Forage to Table

Forage to Table

Interested in WILD Food? Rachel Goclawski shares how to's on August 16th at 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission

Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

Tickets on sale now! Show August 15th at 2pm

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is August 17th at 10am Free w/Museum admission

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, August 19th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

Ovens on the Edge; An Experimental Archaeology of Baking

Ovens on the Edge; An Experimental Archaeology of Baking

Digging into the Past with Paula Marcoux. August 23rd at 1pm Free w/Museum Admission

National Honey Bee Day 2017

National Honey Bee Day 2017

Meet the Honey Bee experts! Saturday, August 19th, 9:30am - 4pm.

Tuesday Tweets

Tuesday Tweets

Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Towers Moran, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity: August 22nd at 9am.

A Taste for Nature 2017 - Thank You

A Taste for Nature 2017 - Thank You

Thank you to all of the businesses donating gift certificates, wine and other prizes to our annual Taste for Nature Fundraiser. We appreciate your support of the KidSummer Scholarship and Education Programs.

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer 2017 runs June 26 - August 11. AWSC Shark Week, August 14th & 21st is sold out. Online registration is OPEN. Click Read More to register!

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

We Feed returns, weekdays at 12:30pm June 1st - September 1st. Watch a live feeding for one of our Aquarium residents. Free w/Admission

Free Fun Friday 2017

Free Fun Friday 2017

Admission is FREE today, 9:30am - 4pm. Butterfly Feeding is an additional fee and requires a reservation.

Museum Awards

Museum Awards

Thank you for making us GOLD again !! We are Cape Cod Life's Best of: Museum, Kid's Activity, Family Activity and Rainy Day Activity for the Lower Cape 2017. Established in 1954, we continue our mission to inspire appreciation, educate and care for our natural environment. The support of our members, visitors and locals is critical to this effort!!! A wholehearted THANK YOU for your dedication to CCMNH!

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: Thomas McLean's Impressionist Landscapes

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

Showing compelling, educational and visually stunning nature documentaries that inspire appreciation, curiosity and stewardship of our natural world and its inhabitants. Now showing: Nature 365: daily 11am - 2:30pm.

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, August 3, 2017. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

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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OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey are on the nest! Watch their story unfold!

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Check out our new NEW online shop!

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!

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.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH!

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.