Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Nature Screen: The True Story of King Tut's Tomb

Nature Screen: The True Story of King Tut's Tomb

Wednesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 30th at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Free with 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 and wildlife through discovery and learning.

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Next session: Wednesday, October 16th from 11:00 pm to 12:45 pm. $6.00 per person. Pre-registration recommended.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next walk: Thursday, October 17th at 9:00 am. Rain cancels the walk.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit: Saturday, October 19th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: First Face of America

Nature Screen: First Face of America

Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

September 3rd - December 29th: Plein Air Painters of the Cape Cod Art Center. Free with Museum Admission.

The Gills Club at Chatham Shark Center

The Gills Club at Chatham Shark Center

The October 26th meeting will be held in Chatham. Read More for details and registration directions!

Support Our Sponsors

Liquor N More Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Crocker Nurseries Cape Cod Life Magazine 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
Green Halloween 2019!

Green Halloween 2019!

Celebrate our Green Halloween on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Lunch 'n Learn: Vampires of New England

Lunch 'n Learn: Vampires of New England

Thursday, October 31st at 12:30 pm

Cranberry Bog Tour

Cranberry Bog Tour

Saturday, November 2nd at 1:00 pm. This program will be held at the Cape Cod Cranberry Bog and Farm.

Digging into the Past: A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts

Digging into the Past: A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts

Friday, November 8th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Maritime History Symposium 2019

Maritime History Symposium 2019

Saturday, November 9th 9am - 3pm Tickets online!

Friends Potluck and Lecture: The War of 1812 on Cape Cod

Friends Potluck and Lecture: The War of 1812 on Cape Cod

Tuesday, November 12th. Potluck: 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm. Lecture: 1:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (ages 5-10) and 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (ages 11+). Free admission. Registration Recommended. There will be no meeting in December.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk through the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: Friday, November 29th from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors: Return!

Amazing Animal Ambassadors: Return!

Two Shows: Saturday, November 30th at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Nature Screen: Return to the Moon

Nature Screen: Return to the Moon

Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: Packing for Mars

Nature Screen: Packing for Mars

Wednesday, December 11th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Lunch 'n Learn- Winter Birds: Cape Cod's Year-Round Residents

Lunch 'n Learn- Winter Birds: Cape Cod's Year-Round Residents

Thursday, December 12th at 11:30 pm. Advance Reservations Required

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

Friday, December 27th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey have flown to the their winter home.

'A bright and exciting future'

'A bright and exciting future'

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History to Acquire Thornton W. Burgess/Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

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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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.

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. NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.