Get a solid background on what you need to get started on your mushrooming journey! September 8, 2018 at 1pm.
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.
This course is for adults interested in exploring this intersection of nature, art and expression. Beginners and all levels welcome. Eight Thursdays: September 6 - October 25, 9am - 11:00am
We Feed returns, weekdays at 10am & 12:30pm June 25th - August 31st. Watch a live feeding for one of our Aquarium residents. Free w/Admission
Observe a rare demonstration on how a simple block of wood transforms into a beautiful bird! Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 5th - August 30, 2018 9:30am-1pm
Join us on this guided beachside exploration tour at low tide. Next opportunity: August 20th at 1:45pm
Meet our bees up close with beekeepers George Muhlebach and crew who will open our live hives for visitors. August 18th, 23rd, 30th starting at noon. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit August 21st! Advance Reservations Required! Spaces limited to 20 per time slot. Ages 5 and up Because of the educational content level, this program is restricted to ages 5 and up.
Explore Cape Cod Curiosities with Author Robin Smith-Johnson. Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1pm.
Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: August 31st. Free w/Museum Admission
Get as up close and personal with sharks in this stunning film by famed underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande. September 6th & 20th at 1pm
Learn about the history of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act at this panel discussion moderated by Cape Cod Times bird columnist, Phil Kyle. Saturday, September 8, 2018 4pm-6pm.
Join independent researcher Gregory M. Lott as he demonstrates how Europeans visited North America nearly 500 years prior to Columbus. September 12, 2018 at 1pm.
Next visit is September 15th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.
Learn about additional types of mushrooms to take you further on your mushrooming journey. Afterwards, go out on the Museum trail to find some wild mushrooms! September 16, 2018 at 1pm.
Special Event: Gills will have the opportunity to dissect a locally caught spiny dogfish shark with the help of local Gills Club Science Team members and educators. September 22, 2018 9:30am–11:30am.
Join Todd McLeish on an entertaining journey to better understand the complex threats faced by Humpback Whales. September 22, 2018 at 1pm.
Dr. Skomal's annual update is September 27th at 6pm. Tickets on sale now! Read more for details.
Would you like to see the Cape's landscape just as it was after the last major glacial advance? Explore that landscape with a new technique, called LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging. September 29, 2018 at 1pm.
Learn about Lascaux, a complex cave famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings, and attempts to find a solution to preserve them for the future. This fantastic documentary takes us on this important journey! October 3rd & Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:30am.
Join author, poet and photographer Jonathan Wright for an illustrated lecture and readings from his latest book of poetry, Season of Dreams, Two Weeks Alone in the Peaked Hill Dunes. October 5, 2018 at 11:30am
Join Archaeologist Marie Zahn from the Whydah Pirate Museum! Learn about pirates on Cape Cod with the true story of the Whydah! October 6th 11am-3pm
Join Archaeologist Dan Zoto for a guided walk of Wing Island. Learn the history of the island and its varied uses throughout the millennia. Saturday, October 13th, 10am
Join Archaeologist Dan Zoto and other members of the CCMNH Archaeology team. View artifacts from local excavations and bring your own artifacts for identification. October 13th, 12pm – 3pm
David will talk about the natural history and current conservation efforts of the Lined Seahorse Hippocampus erectus. Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:30am
“The Disappearance of the PX-15” follows marine archaeologist James Delgado as he recovers the sub and reunites the surviving aquanauts to tell their fascinating stories of this secret mission.October 10th & Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:30am.
A traveling mural exhibit from The Paly Foundation that focuses on the conservation of sharks. The exhibit will be at the Museum June 1 to September 30, 2018.
Visit our Naturescape gallery, featuring local New England artists, whose work reflects the nature of the Northeast. Open during museum hours. Now Showing: Sailors Valentine Coming in July: Cape Night Photography
The Osprey Nest Camera is now broadcasting in HD on YouTube!
Help the Friends complete the Brick Path through the Bobbie Williams Garden to the door of the KidSummer Classroom!
Blood Drive Thursday, October 10th, 2018. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!
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Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.
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.
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View the "What is Biomimicry?" video, created as part of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network Teacher in Residence Program.
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Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point
Please remember ...NO Dogs allowed on the Trails, May 1 - September 30 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.