Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer 2016 runs June 27 - August 12. Online registration is open February 1st!!

A Taste for Nature 2016

A Taste for Nature 2016

We are back at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, August 11th, 5 - 7pm!! Don't miss the Killer views and extraordinary food and wine. Read more for ticket info!

The Butterfly House  & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House and Pollinator Path are OPEN! Generously sponsored by The Simon Foundation, Crocker Nurseries and YDS Landscape. We thank our sponsors and all the helpers for creating this beautiful exhibit for our visitors!

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.

Mixology

Mixology

Come find out!! Read more for dates and times.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania starts June 28th. No reservations needed. Read more for dates and times.

Nature Knowledge

Nature Knowledge

Join us at 1pm weekdays for nature program lectures. A different topic every day. Begins June 27. Free w/Museum Admission!

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit June 30th. 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 2016

Live Bee Hive Openings 2016

Meet our Bees! Live Hive Openings Thursdays, June 30th - August 25th Space Limited. Call for reservations $5/non members or $4/members

Family Drawing

Family Drawing

A multigenerational opportunity to enjoy art and nature with your family! Wednesdays June 22 - August 24. Read more to register.

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain! Join our Naturalists for guided family walks, Sundays at noon thru September! Monday - Friday June 20th - September 9th. Check at Admissions for daily schedule.

The Bubble Man!

The Bubble Man!

The Bubble Man is BACK!! July 5th and August 2nd. Read more for ticket info.

"We Feed"

"We Feed"

Watch our critters feed! Daily 10am, 11:30 and 1pm June 1st to September 4th

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Tickets on sale for July 7th show!

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. DON"T MISS: Sam Jaffe's amazing Caterpillar photographs, Showing thru August.

Hydrangea Festival 2016

Hydrangea Festival 2016

Visit the 5 gorgeous gardens supporting the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, scholarship fund! July 8th - 9th, 12th, 15th. Read more for tickets and directions.

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

A trilogy of Pollinator Films. Showing Daily! Check the calendar for specific dates and titles.

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, July 12th at 9:30am.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

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

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

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

Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next lecture: Wampum July 18th 1pm Free w/Museum Admission

Lobster Talk & Taste

Lobster Talk & Taste

Learn all about Lobster! Monday, July 18th 4pm Call for reservations. Space limited. Tasting provided by George's Fish Market, Harwich.

STAR LAB 2016

STAR LAB 2016

The STAR LAB returns: July 19th & August 4th! Reservations recommended.

Kite Building

Kite Building

Build your own spectacular kite! Two chances this year: July 20th & August 17th! Read more for details

Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

July 26th One show only!! Tickets on sale now.

Homes of Distinction House Tour

Homes of Distinction House Tour

WOW! Don't miss the chance to see this extraordinary home and contribute to the the KidSummer scholarship fund! Tickets on sale July 1st or at the door.

Caterpillar Lab

Caterpillar Lab

This spectacular Caterpillar Lab is is returning August 10th. Read more for ticket info.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, August 18th 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.

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey had a chick and 2 eggs, we believe were swiped by a fisher. The adults are reported to be mating again. Watch their story unfold our Osprey Cam.

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!

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Our Aquarium has new residents! Come see the recent additions.

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!

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

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.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB is on summer break. Meeting resume September 24th. Watch for details on a special summer event , happening July 23rd.

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