Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

C.L. Fornari Book Launch

C.L. Fornari Book Launch

Thursday, May 30th at 3:30 pm. $20 per person includes wine & hors d'oeuvres, lecture, and book signing.

Our Mission

The mission of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is to inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment and wildlife through discovery and learning.

Plant Sale & Native Market Place

Plant Sale & Native Market Place

Our Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, June 1st. 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

KidSummer  Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

There's still time to register! KidSummer Online Registration is Open. Scholarships available!

Feed the Butterflies!

Feed the Butterflies!

June 1st through September 2nd. Make Reservations NOW to Feed the Butterflies!

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

"Polar Earth: Portraits of a Vanishing World” photographs by John and Pam King. May 1 – June 30. Free with Museum Admission.

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path season opens daily Saturday June 1st through Sunday, September 1st from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

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Nauset Garden Club Open House

Nauset Garden Club Open House

Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Lyn Peabody Wildflower Garden at the museum. Free with Museum Admission.

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays June 4th - August 30th from 9:30 am -1:00 pm. Next demonstration: Tuesday, June 4th. Free with Museum Admission.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next walk: Tuesday, June 4th at 9:30 am. $4/Members $6/Non-Members

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

$6 per person. Pre-registration required. Please call 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Next session: June 7th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

Polar Earth: Portraits of a Vanishing World

Polar Earth: Portraits of a Vanishing World

Illustrated lecture with John & Pam King. June 9th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: “Plants Behaving Badly”

Nature Screen: “Plants Behaving Badly”

Thursday, June 13th at 1:00 pm- Part 1: Carnivorous Plants and 2:30 pm- Part 2: Orchids. Free with Museum Admission.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is Saturday, June 15th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Lunch 'n Learn: Nantaska- The Minnow and the Whale

Lunch 'n Learn: Nantaska- The Minnow and the Whale

Monday, June 17th at 11:30 am. Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum Admission. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

Summer walks with our Naturalists. Monday - Friday at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm starting June 17th. Sundays at Noon starting May 26th. Free with Museum Admission.

Ospreys 2019: The Revival of a Global Raptor

Ospreys 2019: The Revival of a Global Raptor

Thursday, July 18th at 1:00 pm with Author and Ornithologist, Alan Poole. Free with Museum Admission.

Tick Training and Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick Training and Lyme Disease Prevention

Friday, June 21st at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Lunch and Learn: Why Birds Sing!

Lunch and Learn: Why Birds Sing!

Tuesday, June 25th at 11:30 am. Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Join us on this guided beachside exploration tour at low tide. First opportunity: Wednesday, June 26th at 1:00 pm. No reservations. Members: $6 adults/$5 seniors/$4 children. Non Members: $8 adults/$7 seniors/$6 children.

Live Beehive Openings

Live Beehive Openings

Meet our bees up close with beekeepers George Muhlebach and crew. First 2019 opening: Thursday, June 27th from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Reservations Required.

Digging into the Past: New England Rocks: Historic Geological Wonders

Digging into the Past: New England Rocks: Historic Geological Wonders

with Dr. Michael Vieira. Thursday, June 27th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors

with Bethany Jakubson on Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:00 am and Monday, July 22nd at 1:00 pm. Reservations Recommended. Order tickets online.

MESS FEST!!!

MESS FEST!!!

Mess Fest is a celebration of all things MESSY. Friday, July 5th from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $5 Members / $7 Non-members. No reservations.

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit: Tuesday, July 9th at 9:45-2:15. 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. Free with Museum Admission.

Digging into the Past: Peleg Nye, The Jonah of Cape Cod

Digging into the Past: Peleg Nye, The Jonah of Cape Cod

with Nils V. Bockmann on Wednesday, July 10th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: “First Man on the Moon”

Nature Screen: “First Man on the Moon”

Monday, July 15th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

One Giant Leap for Mankind

One Giant Leap for Mankind

with NASA Solar System Ambassador Marie Kesten Zahn on Tuesday, July 16th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

 Night Sky STARLAB Portable Planetarium

Night Sky STARLAB Portable Planetarium

July 17th at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm. Reservations Required.

Nature Screen: Rise of the Rockets

Nature Screen: Rise of the Rockets

Friday, July 19th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

Lunch n' Learn: Amazing Behaviors of Common Birds

Lunch n' Learn: Amazing Behaviors of Common Birds

with Naturalist Phil Kyle on Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:30 pm. Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Mike the Bubble Man!

Mike the Bubble Man!

TWO SHOWS: Wednesday, July 31st at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tickets Required. Reservations Suggested.

Lunch 'n Learn: Forage to Table

Lunch 'n Learn: Forage to Table

Monday, August 5th at 11:30 am. Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum Admission. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

TWO SHOWS: Wednesday, August 7th at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tickets Required. Reservations Recommended.

Lunch 'n Learn: Fall Migration Magic

Lunch 'n Learn: Fall Migration Magic

with Naturalist Phil Kyle on Monday, August 12th at 11:30 am. Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Nature Screen: Hummingbirds- Jeweled Messengers

Nature Screen: Hummingbirds- Jeweled Messengers

Thursday, August 15th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

Digging into the Past: Highland Lighthouse

Digging into the Past: Highland Lighthouse

Wednesday, August 21 at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admittance.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey have returned for their 2019 season. You can check on the Osprey nest with our 24/7 live feed!!!

'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

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 16th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Support Cape Cod Healthcare!

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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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.