Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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!

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.

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!

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!

Drawing and Painting from Nature Spring 2017

Drawing and Painting from Nature Spring 2017

Come draw and paint with local artist, Eve Aspinwall. 4 class series or single dates available. Starts June 1! Register now! Space, limited.

A Taste for Nature 2017

A Taste for Nature 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Join us at Ocean Edge, July 6th. Read more for details.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: May 27th at 10am. Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133

Lunch n' Learn

Lunch n' Learn

Join us for the new summer lecture series: Lunch 'n Learn. Read more for details First Lecture, June 26th Nature's Innovations & Biomimicry

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Check out our new NEW online shop!

Membership Information

Membership Information

See Membership Differently! Check out what's new.

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.

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey are here! Watch the story unfold on our Osprey Cam.

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

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

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.

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

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is June 1st at 10am Free w/Museum admission

Plant Sale

Plant Sale

COMING June 3rd! 9am - 2pm

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

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, June 6th at 9:30am.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, June 8, 2017. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, June 17th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

What's your Tick IQ?

What's your Tick IQ?

All about Ticks and Lyme Disease on Cape Cod. Tuesday, June 20th 12:30pm Free w/Admission

Legends and Lore of Cape Cod

Legends and Lore of Cape Cod

June 22nd. 1pm Free with Museum Admission.

The Healing Garden

The Healing Garden

Saturday, June 24th. 1pm Free with Museum Admission.

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit June 27th 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.

Family Drawing 2017

Family Drawing 2017

This multigenerational activity starts June 28th. Read more for details

Live Bee Hive Openings 2017

Live Bee Hive Openings 2017

Meet our Bees! Live Hive Openings Thursdays, June 29th - August 31st Space Limited. Call for reservations $5/non members or $4/members

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania! starts June 29th.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: June 30th Free w/Museum Admission

MESS FEST!!!

MESS FEST!!!

Join the MESSIEST Fun ever! July 3rd 10am - 1pm

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Tickets on sale now for July 7th & August 10th shows.

Kids Rhythm & Rock Review

Kids Rhythm & Rock Review

Tickets on sale now for July 11th show!

Who Are The Cape Verdeans?

Who Are The Cape Verdeans?

Digging into the Past. July 12th at 1pm Free w/Museum Admission

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.

The Bubble Man 2017

The Bubble Man 2017

The Bubble Man returns. Tickets on sale now for July 13th and August 8th shows.

Why Birds Sing!

Why Birds Sing!

Join us July 17th for the 2nd in the Lunch'n Learn lecture series. Read more for details

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

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.

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