Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer 2015 runs June 29 - August 14. Online registration is open!!

Nature Recess

Nature Recess

Read more to see what is happening during April School Vacation!

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.

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

The Therapy Dogs are BACK. Join them at 1pm, Saturday, April 18th! Free w/Museum admission.

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: What Plants Talk About? April 19th at 1pm

Guided Field Walk

Guided Field Walk

Naturalists will guide walks at 11:30am daily, Monday thru Friday of April School Vacation Week.

The Alewives' Tale

The Alewives' Tale

Meet author Barbara Brennessel, learn about the Alewives and tour the Brewster Herring Run. Free w/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, April 22nd at 9:30am.

Sailor Songs and Shanties

Sailor Songs and Shanties

Sing along with Mike Goddard. Tuesday, 4/21 1PM free w/Museum admission Thursday, 4/23 7pm by donation

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day 2015

Celebrate your greeness! Tour a greenhouse, plant seeds, recycle, re-pupose to reuse! Come have some fun and protect our planet!

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is April 23rd at 10am.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

The next meeting of THE GILLS CLUB will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 10am. Call for reservations! 508 896 3867 x 133

3800 year old Canoe

3800 year old Canoe

Join Brianna Rae as she makes the exciting detective work of an archaeologist fun and accessible to the amateur and interested public alike.

Atlantis Stories

Atlantis Stories

The memoirs of Cape Cod boat builder Bill Cooper, who as a teenager in 1944, served aboard the Research Vessel Atlantis, the world’s largest ketch operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

WE ARE OPEN 11am - 3pm Wednesday - Sunday and everyday for April School Vacation April 18 - April 26 11am - 3pm

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey has arrived! There is an egg.

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.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit is on the road at the Cambridge Science Festival, Saturday, April 18th.

Ambassador Wolf

Ambassador Wolf

CANCELED It's with great sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of the wolf program scheduled for Sunday, April 19. Unfortunately, we were just notified that Cochise, The Ambassador Wolf has died. Cochise has entertained our visitors and offered them a close-up view of these magnificent animals. Our condolences to Michael LeBlanc.

STEM to STEAM

STEM to STEAM

See what is STEAM'n at CCMNH!

Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next program: Saturday April 26th at 1pm. Free w/Admission.

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Outstanding Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution share their stories.

Closed Memorial Day

Closed Memorial Day

The Museum is closed for the Monday Holiday, 5/25/15.

Gardening for Life

Gardening for Life

Spring is on its way! Our successful garden series returns! Deer Ticks: One Bite can Change your Life" Sunday, May 6th 1pm Free w/Museum admission!

Museum Trail

Museum Trail

There are dozens of extraordinary museums on Cape Cod spanning history, the arts and topics that define the peninsula, from maritime life to baseball.

Garden in the Woods Tour

Garden in the Woods Tour

Wednesday, June 10th 8am - 4pm Space limited !! Call for reservations by June 1st!

Honeybee  Solutions

Honeybee Solutions

Read more for the Science on the Street, Honeybee Quiz answers!

Plant Marketplace

Plant Marketplace

Come shop! Saturday, June 6th 9am - 2pm

2015 Maritime History Symposium

2015 Maritime History Symposium

19th Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium Saturday, June 6, 2015 Call for reservations! 508 896 3867 x133

The Raptor Lab

The Raptor Lab

Devouring Science, one post at a time. Interested?

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

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.

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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