Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Nature Circles Mandala Workshop

Nature Circles Mandala Workshop

ART WEEK 2019 event: Monday, 4/29 11am-12:30pm. Admission: $25 Reservations Required Call 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 and wildlife through discovery and learning.

KidSummer  Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

Kid Summer Online Registration Opens February 1st

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

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

Next meeting April 27th.

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

C.L. Fornari Book Launch

C.L. Fornari Book Launch

Thursday, May 30, 2019 wine & hors d’oeuvres 3:30pm; lecture and book signing at 4:00 pm. $20 per person includes wine & hor d’oeuvres, lecture, and book signing

Lunch 'n Learn  Discovering the Romans

Lunch 'n Learn Discovering the Romans

Wednesday, May 1st at 11:30am Advance Tickets Recommended:

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
Butterfly Training Course 2019

Butterfly Training Course 2019

Two Tuesday Sessions: May 7 & May 14, 2018 1pm-2:30pm To enroll please call the Museum at 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Mudflat Mania! Guide Training

Mudflat Mania! Guide Training

Starts May 21st To enroll in the training program please call the Museum at 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

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

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path season opens daily Saturday June 1st through Sunday, September 1st, 2019 9:30am – 4pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

Plant Sale & Native Market Place

Plant Sale & Native Market Place

Annual Plant Sale is June 1st, 9am - 12noon!

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next opportunity: June 4th 9am $4/Member $6/Non-Member

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing: Deepening Our Relationship with Nature with Field Guide Carol Marcy Admission: $6 per person PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED / LIMITED SPACE / CHECK-IN AT FRONT DESK Please call 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

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

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.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is May 18th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission. No March visit.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Wednesday, June 12th, 2019. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Join us on this guided beachside exploration tour at low tide. First opportunity: June 26th. 1pm No reservations

Live Beehive Openings

Live Beehive Openings

Meet our bees up close with beekeepers George Muhlebach and crew who will open our live hives for visitors. First 2019 opening: June 27th REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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.