Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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.

'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

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Vote for us!

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KidSummer  Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

Kid Summer Online Registration Opens February 1st

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next opportunity: March 27th $4/Member $6/Non-Member

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

Next meeting March 23rd.

Changing the Conversation on Climate Change

Changing the Conversation on Climate Change

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission

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 Seaside Lemans Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union Wild Birds Unlimited Cape Cod 5
Swirling Currents

Swirling Currents

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission

Spotlight Wild

Spotlight Wild

Illustrated Lecture & Panel Discussion on Cape Cod Wildlife, Marine Animals & Land Conservation Thursday, April 4, 2018 4 p.m.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Museum has a number of employment positions available, including KidSummer Counselors.

Gardening For Life: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit  with Teri Dunn Chace

Gardening For Life: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit with Teri Dunn Chace

Sunday April 7th 1:00pm-2:30pm Reservations Recommended

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors with Cape Cod captive wildlife care expert Bethany Jakubson Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10am. Online Tickets Available

Creature Feature

Creature Feature

Monday, April 15, 2019 12pm-2pm Free w/Museum Admission

Animal Reunions

Animal Reunions

April School Vacation Week, 4/16,17 & 18 at 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission

Portraits in Silhouette

Portraits in Silhouette

Silhouette Portraits by Marcella Comerford Friday, April 19, 2019 9:30am - 3pm . Reservations online

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is April 20th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission. No March visit.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

Settlement Strategies and Trade during the Pequot War  With Megan Willison

Settlement Strategies and Trade during the Pequot War With Megan Willison

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission

Gardening For Life:Restoring Native Plant Communities with Natives Grown from Seed  with Hope Leeson

Gardening For Life:Restoring Native Plant Communities with Natives Grown from Seed with Hope Leeson

Sunday April 28th 1:00pm-2:30pm Reservations Recommended

Nature Circles Mandala Workshop

Nature Circles Mandala Workshop

ART WEEK 2019 event: Monday, 4/29 11am-12:30pm. Admission: $25 Reservations Required Space Limited Call to register

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.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Join us on this guided beachside exploration tour at low tide.

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 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.