Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Closed

Closed

As the Coronavirus threat continues to spread, CCMNH will be closed to the public through May 4th.

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

Online Registration is open! Or call 508.896.3867, to register M-F 9am - 2pm.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for Summer 2020. are in hold until May 1st.

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

A new creature featured each day!

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey might be considering leaving their winter home and heading North. The cam is live. Watch for possible activity, mid to later March.

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!

2020 Field Guide Training

2020 Field Guide Training

2020 Field Guide Training has been CANCELLED.

Support Our Sponsors

Liquor N More Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Crocker Nurseries Cape Cod Life Magazine 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
Landscaping for Birds, Bugs, and Beyond

Landscaping for Birds, Bugs, and Beyond

CANCELLED April 5th at 1pm. Ticket Holders will be refunded.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Saturday, April 18th at 1:00 pm CANCELLED Next visit: Saturday, May 16th at 1:00 pm

Creature Feature Feeding

Creature Feature Feeding

April 19th, 21st and 24th Creature Feature Feedings have been CANCELLED, check out our Aquarium News to learn about our resident creatures!

Reptiles Rock April 2020

Reptiles Rock April 2020

April's Reptiles Rock program has been CANCELLED

Earth Day 50th Anniversary at CCMNH!

Earth Day 50th Anniversary at CCMNH!

April 22nd Earth Day 50th Anniversary celebration CANCELLED

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk through the Gray Whale CANCELLED Next Opportunity: 7/2/20

The Gills Club 2020

The Gills Club 2020

April Meeting CANCELLED Next Meeting May 23rd

2020 Boston Area City Nature Challenge

2020 Boston Area City Nature Challenge

April 25th Boston Are City Nature Challenge at CCMNH CANCELLED

Plant Sale and Native Plant Marketplace

Plant Sale and Native Plant Marketplace

June 6th Plant Sale CANCELLED

Beatrix Farrand Films

Beatrix Farrand Films

A double header showing Saturday, June 6th Read more for info and times.

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Next visit Wednesday, June 23rd 9:45am - 2:15pm Reservations recommended

'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

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. NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.