Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Volunteer Fair 2017

Volunteer Fair 2017

Try a NaturEscape! Come learn how you can help us out! February 28th, 10am - Noon.

Cape Cod Life Ballot 2017

Cape Cod Life Ballot 2017

4 days left! Help keep the Museum, GOLD!! Please vote and pass the link on to friends and family!

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer 2017 runs June 26 - August 11. AWSC Shark Week, August 14th & 21st. 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.

 Introduction to Coding & Interactive Story Boards for Kids

Introduction to Coding & Interactive Story Boards for Kids

Wicked Fun! Computer Coding Classes for 5-7 year olds. Starts March 5th. Registration required!

Membership Information

Membership Information

See Membership Differently! Check out what's new.

Gardening for Life

Gardening for Life

Gardening for Life Speaker Series starts , March 5th. Series ticket deal available online, January 1st.

Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows

This film plays continuously during February School Vacation week, 11:30am - 2:15pm. Special big screen showing 2/26 at 11:30 am. Free w/Museum Admission

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: February 25th at 10am. Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133

Field Guide Training Course 2017

Field Guide Training Course 2017

Field Guide Training Course Registration is open. Course runs March 7th - April 11th.

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: Jennifer Bovey's Original Fish Rubbings

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Read more for 2017 employment opportunities.

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, March 14th at 9:30am.

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

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!

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. Next showing: Nature 365: daily 11am - 2pm. March Fridays at 11:30am Animal Houses

 The History, Archaeology & Artifacts of the Pirate Ship Whydah

The History, Archaeology & Artifacts of the Pirate Ship Whydah

Chris Macort speaks 3/11/17 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission

Science on the Street 2017

Science on the Street 2017

Join the Curious! Visit the Museum, March 18th, 10am - 1pm. Then take your ticket to Cape Cod Community College for a free lunch and an afternoon for the Curious!

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is March 23rd at 10am Reservations required. 508 896 3867 x133 Free w/Museum admission

Stormy Weather Ahead

Stormy Weather Ahead

Dr. Philip Duffy speaks about Climate Change, March 25th at 11:30am Free with Museum Admission

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.

Samuel de Champlain’s 1605 Exploration of Cape Cod

Samuel de Champlain’s 1605 Exploration of Cape Cod

Bill Burke speaks, Saturday, April 1st, 1pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, April 13, 2017. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Nature Recess April 2017

Nature Recess April 2017

Read more for April School Vacation Programs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, April 15th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH!

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

Join a guided walk with our Naturalists. 1pm. Monday thru Friday, April 17-21, 2017. Free with Museum Admission.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next appearance: Saturday, May 6th. at the Festival of Museums in Hyannis

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

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.

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