Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Dig! Splash! Discover! Find out what really lives in the sand and mud at low tide. Join our guides for a family friendly walk on the flats! No reservations needed! Last one this year is September 3rd at 9:30am!!!!

Cranberries

Cranberries

Talk and Tour! Saturday, September 5th 1pm Read more for details

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! Check at Admissions for daily schedule.

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 Taste for Nature 2015

A Taste for Nature 2015

We need $4800 more to send 100 kids to KidSummer! We have almost reached our goal!! Can you help?? Read more to make a donation now.

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.

Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next program: Wednesday, September 2nd at 1pm. Free w/Admission.

Nature Knowledge

Nature Knowledge

Nature Knowledge Programs everyday 11:30am and 1:00pm, June 29th thru September 4th. Check the schedule for daily topics.

Shark Spotter

Shark Spotter

Wayne Davis, the shark spotter, showcases his amazing photos in our Naturescape Gallery, September 1st - October 30th. Open during Museum hours, except September 4th.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit is September 4th!

Shark Mountain

Shark Mountain

This amazing adventure film plays Saturday, September 5th at 11:30am Free w/Museum Admission

Cape Cod: An Environmental History of a Fragile Ecosystem

Cape Cod: An Environmental History of a Fragile Ecosystem

A look at how Cape Codders have used the Cape's environment and how that has changed over the last 300 years. Sunday, September 6th 1pm 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, September 8th at 9:30am.

Drawing from Nature

Drawing from Nature

Develop your drawing skills w/local artist Eve Aspinwall. Five Thursdays in October. Read more to register!

The Grande Dames of the Dunes

The Grande Dames of the Dunes

The Dune Tramp returns w/stories of the strong, courageous “Grande Dames of the Dunes” Saturday, September 12th at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission

Sharks of New England

Sharks of New England

Dr Burns speaks about many varieties of sharks that inhabit the New England waters. Sunday, September 13th 1pm Free w/Admission

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is September 17th at 10am.

Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the Garden

Tips to prepare your garden for winter! Saturday, September 19th 11am Free w/Museum Admission

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Bring your favorite book and READ to the Cape Cod Therapy Dogs! 1pm, Saturday, September 19th! Free w/Museum admission.

Bird Festival 2015

Bird Festival 2015

The Cape Cod Bird Festival Family Day is Sunday, September 20th 11am - 3pm at CCMNH!

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Outstanding Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution share their stories. Fifth in a series: The Sea, The Alvin, The Atlantis & Lulu

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, September 26th, 2015 at 10am. Call for reservations! 508 896 3867 x 133

Sponsor a Hole

Sponsor a Hole

18 holes of Indoor Mini Golf returns....

The Gray Curtain

The Gray Curtain

Local author, Peter Trull Great White Sharks, the seal populations and commercial fishing in the Cape Cod waters. Saturday, September 26th 1pm Free w/Museum admission.

Great White Shark Fundraiser

Great White Shark Fundraiser

Hear the stories from the 2015 summer of sharks! With Dr. Greg Skomal and spotter pilot, Wayne Davis. Tuesday, September 29th 6:30pm Reservations recommended

Green Halloween 2015

Green Halloween 2015

Come see what's new and different this year!! Saturday, October 31st 11am -3pm

The Sea, The Alvin, The Atlantis & LuLu

The Sea, The Alvin, The Atlantis & LuLu

Amazing photography chronicling 36 years as a seaman for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Sunday, October 18th 1pm Free w/Museum Admission

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Friday October 23rd 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit December 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.

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

Summer is ending. The chicks are flying!

Cape Tides

Cape Tides

Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point

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.

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.

Museum Awards

Museum Awards

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!

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.

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