Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

2017 NASA TV Total Solar Eclipse Live Stream

 2017 NASA TV Total Solar Eclipse Live Stream

August 21st in our Auditorium: Hear the scientists, see the eclipse safely. 11:30am - 4pm. Free w/Museum Admission

SURF’S UP!: Climate Change Detection through Surfing

SURF’S UP!: Climate Change Detection through Surfing

Calling all Surfers.....Saturday, September 9th at 1pm. 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.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

There will be no Mudflat Mania!, the week of August 21st, due to Tide times that are far outside Museum Hours.

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.

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

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit August 22nd 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.

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

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
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!

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

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: Jean Hynes

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information

Come see how you can help!!

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.

Free Fun Friday 2017

Free Fun Friday 2017

Admission is FREE August 25th. Open hours 9:30am - 4pm. Last Admission is 3:30pm.

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!

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: August 25th It is Free, Fun, Friday!

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

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Check out the openings!

Shark Mountain

Shark Mountain

Shark Mountain showing twice during Shark-tember: September 2nd and 12th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is September 14th at 10am Free w/Museum admission

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, September 16th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

Mushroom Walk & Talk 2017

Mushroom Walk & Talk 2017

September 17th, 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission

Sharks of New England 2017

Sharks of New England 2017

Join Tom Burns, September 23rd at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: September 23rd at 9:30am Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, September 28, 2017. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark

Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark

Tickets on sale now for Dr. Skomal. Thursday, 9/28/17 @ 6pm

 Introduction to Coding with Scratch for Kids Ages 7-10

Introduction to Coding with Scratch for Kids Ages 7-10

Registration is now open for October classes. Space is very limited.

The Ancient Craft of Blacksmithing

The Ancient Craft of Blacksmithing

Digging int the Past! 1pm September 29th Free w/Museum Admission

Pottery Reconstruction

Pottery Reconstruction

Dig, sift and sort like an archaeologist! Free w/Museum Admission

Prehistoric Astronomers

Prehistoric Astronomers

Showing October 5th & 19th at 11:30am, during MA Archaeology Month

Jamestown’s Dark Winter

Jamestown’s Dark Winter

Showing October 12th & 26th at 11:30am , during MA Archaeology Month.

Wing Island Guided Walk

Wing Island Guided Walk

Walk with Archaeologist, Dan Zoto., October 21st. Call for reservations.

CCMNH Artifact I.D. Day

CCMNH Artifact I.D. Day

October 21st 11am - 2:30pm Free w/Museum Admission

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!

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

See Membership Differently! Check out what's new.

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.

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.

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.