Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Free Fun Friday 2016

Free Fun Friday 2016

FREE ADMISSION all day, August 26th, 9:30-3:30pm Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation Funding!!!

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.

A Taste for Nature 2016

A Taste for Nature 2016

WE REACHED OUR GOAL!! Thank you for supporting our KidSummer Scholarship Drive!!!!

Mixology

Mixology

Last 2 chances this season, August 22nd and 23rd 10am - NOON Chemistry for Kids!

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Last Mudflat Mania's! August 23rd, 25th, 29th. No reservations needed. Read more for times.

Family Drawing

Family Drawing

A multigenerational opportunity to enjoy art and nature with your family! Wednesdays June 22 - August 24. Read more to register.

Live Bee Hive Openings 2016

Live Bee Hive Openings 2016

Meet our Bees! Live Hive Openings Thursdays, June 30th - August 25th Space Limited. Call for reservations $5/non members or $4/members

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Meet our newly adopted Lobster Family! Special thanks to Orleans Seafoods, Eastham Fish Market and Chatham Fish Market for these fabulous catches!

The Butterfly House  & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House and Pollinator Path are OPEN! Generously sponsored by The Simon Foundation, Crocker Nurseries and YDS Landscape. We thank our sponsors and all the helpers for creating this beautiful exhibit for our visitors!

Nature Knowledge

Nature Knowledge

Join us at 1pm weekdays for nature program lectures. A different topic every day. Begins June 27. Free w/Museum Admission!

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain! Join our Naturalists for guided family walks, Sundays at noon thru September! Monday - Friday June 20th - September 2nd. Check at Admissions for daily schedule.

"We Feed"

"We Feed"

Watch our critters feed! Daily 10am, 11:30 and 1:30pm June 1st to September 2nd.

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. DON"T MISS: Sam Jaffe's amazing Caterpillar photographs, Showing thru August. Coming in September: John King's Sharks!

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

A trilogy of Pollinator Films. Showing Daily! Check the calendar for specific dates and titles.

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit August 25th. 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.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit Friday August 26th Free with Museum Admission.

Labor Day Holiday 2016

Labor Day Holiday 2016

The Museum is closed for the Holiday!

Adult Drawing and Painting from Nature Fall 2016

Adult Drawing and Painting from Nature Fall 2016

Register now! Space Limited. Classes start September 8th. Take one, Take several. Take them all!

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.

Tuesday Tweets

Tuesday Tweets

Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Towers Moran, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity, September 13th at 9:30am.

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!

Close Encounters of the Ocean Kind 2016

Close Encounters of the Ocean Kind 2016

John King shares his amazing adventures and awesome photographs. Saturday, September 10th 1pm Free with Museum Admission!

Mushroom Walk & Talk 2016

Mushroom Walk & Talk 2016

Don't miss this exciting topic and adventure, Rachel Goclawski, September 11th, 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission

 Muskeget Island, Gray Seal Maternity Ward; No White Sharks Apply

Muskeget Island, Gray Seal Maternity Ward; No White Sharks Apply

September 14th, 1pm! Free w/Admission

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, September 16th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is September 22nd at 10am. Free w/Museum admission

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB is on summer break. Meetings resume September 24th at 10am. Please call for reservations.

Great White Shark Research Update 2016

Great White Shark Research Update 2016

Dr. Skomal returns with his newest research! September 27th, 6:30 pm! Tickets on sale now.

Maritime Ghosts & Seafaring Spirits

Maritime Ghosts & Seafaring Spirits

Kicking off the season of Ghosts and Spirits! Saturday, October 1st at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission!

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, October 13th. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Green Halloween 2016

Green Halloween 2016

All Treats! No Tricks!! Come join the fun: 10AM - 2PM Saturday, October 29th.

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.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH!

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

Cape Tides

Cape Tides

Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey had a chick and 2 eggs, we believe were swiped by a fisher. The adults are reported to be mating again. Watch their story unfold our Osprey Cam.

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.

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