Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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.

Special Fx Wizard Adam Howard

Special Fx Wizard Adam Howard

February 18th 2pm Free with museum admission or $5.00 for lecture only.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is February 16th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

The Magic of S.T.E.A.M.

The Magic of S.T.E.A.M.

Attention all Muggles, Witches, and Wizards!. Join the fun as The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is transformed into a Magical World of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Monday, February 18th

Mixology

Mixology

February 19th 11:30am-2:00pm

The Magic of Horseshoe Crabs

The Magic of Horseshoe Crabs

Wednesday February 20th 11:30am

Nature Screen Magic of Motion

Nature Screen Magic of Motion

Thursday February 21st, 2019

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
KidSummer  Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

Kid Summer Online Registration Opens February 1st

The Wonder of Birds

The Wonder of Birds

The Wonder of Birds, A Three Part Series with Naturalist, Author and Educator, Peter Trull, Saturdays, February 23, March 2 and March 9, 2019 10:30am-12pm.

Volunteer Fair 2019

Volunteer Fair 2019

Come see what you can do to help! Tuesday, 2/26, 10:30-12noon. Call to register. 508 896 3867 x133

Gardening for Life

Gardening for Life

Gardening For Life Sunday Series. Online Ticket Sales Now Open

Field Guide Training Course 2019

Field Guide Training Course 2019

2019 Field Guide Training Course. Six Wednesday Sessions. For more information and to enroll in the course contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, February 20th 2019. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

The Gills Club is an education initiative of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy dedicated to empowering the next generation of female shark scientists. Next meeting January 26 2019

Gardening For Life: Design-Less Gardening  with Dan Jaffe

Gardening For Life: Design-Less Gardening with Dan Jaffe

Sunday March 10th 1:00pm-2:30pm Reservations Recommended

Gardening For Life: The Native Plant Cocktail Hour with C.L. Fornari

Gardening For Life: The Native Plant Cocktail Hour with C.L. Fornari

Sunday March 31st 1:00pm-2:30pm Reservations Recommended

Gardening For Life: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit  with Teri Dunn Chace

Gardening For Life: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit with Teri Dunn Chace

Sunday April 7th 1:00pm-2:30pm Reservations Recommended

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

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

$4 /Member $6/Non-Member For further information, contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133

MESS FEST!!!

MESS FEST!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2019 10am-3pm (last admission 2pm) Special Event Fee to participate: $7 Non-members / $5 Members No regular Museum Admission for this special event. For more information please call 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Digging into the Past with Steve Megue

Digging into the Past with Steve Megue

Retracing a 19th Century Survey Along the Outer Cape Shore with Environmental Scientist Steve Mague Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133

Changing the Conversation on Climate Change

Changing the Conversation on Climate Change

Changing the Conversation on Climate Change with Lindsay Jordan, Senior Visitor Education Specialist at the New England Aquarium, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.

Swirling Currents

Swirling Currents

Swirling Currents: Controversy, Compromise and Dynamic Coastal Change with Sandy Macfarlane Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors with Cape Cod captive wildlife care expert Bethany Jakubson Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10am. Online Tickets Available

Creature Feature

Creature Feature

Monday, April 15, 2019 12pm-2pm Free w/Museum Admission For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

Animal Reunions

Animal Reunions

PBS’ NATURE Documentary Animal Reunions during April School Vacation Week, April 16, 17 & 18, 2019 at 11:30am.Free with Museum Admission For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Portraits in Silhouette

Portraits in Silhouette

Silhouette Portraits by Marcella Comerford Friday, April 19, 2019 9:30am - 3pm .

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 For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.

Nature Circles Mandala Workshop

Nature Circles Mandala Workshop

Monday, April 29, 2019 11am-12:30pm. Admission: $25 Reservations Required Space Limited please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.

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.

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.