Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer  Day Program

2018 KidSummer Registration is open online! Summer counselor positions available.

Field Guide Training Course 2018

Field Guide Training Course 2018

Looking for Naturalists.... The CCMNH Field Guide training course starts 3/6/18.

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.

Cape Cod Life Ballot 2018

Cape Cod Life Ballot 2018

Cast your votes now for "Best of" 2018! Voting ends February 28th. Thank you for your support!

Nature Games

Nature Games

Calling all Nature Athletes, ages 4 - 13. February 19 - 23, 2018, 11am - 2:30pm. Free w/Museum Admission

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: February 24th Gills Club Ages 5-10 ~ 9:00AM- 10AM Gills Club Ages 11+ ~ 10:30AM- 12PM This program is free but does not include Museum admission. Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133

Volunteer Fair 2018

Volunteer Fair 2018

Come see what you can do! Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:30 - Noon

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Museum has a number of employment positions available, including KidSummer Counselors.

Gardening for Life

Gardening for Life

The 2018 Gardening for Life series tickets are on sale. Read more for tickets links.

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
Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union Wild Birds Unlimited Cape Cod 5
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!

Intern Opportunities

Intern Opportunities

Looking for a fast paced, fun summer to build your resume. Check out the internship possibilities at CCMNH.

Pave a Path to Nature Education

Pave a Path to Nature Education

Help the Friends complete the Brick Path through the Bobbie Williams Garden to the door of the KidSummer Classroom!

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. Now Showing: Mark Roderick

The History of Wellfleet’s Sealshipt Oyster System

The History of Wellfleet’s Sealshipt Oyster System

Digging into the Past! March 8th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission

Native Plants for New England Gardens

Native Plants for New England Gardens

March 11th at 1pm. The first in the Gardening for Life Speaker Series, 2018.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is March 15th at 10am Free w/Museum admission

MESS FEST!!!

MESS FEST!!!

Saturday March 17, 2018 10am - 3pm Wild Nature and Messy Science collide! Plus make an Edible green dirt cup as a salute to St. Patrick!!

The Pollinator Friendly Landscape

The Pollinator Friendly Landscape

March 18th at 1pm. The second program in the Gardening for Life Speaker Series, 2018.

Tuesday Tweets

Tuesday Tweets

Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Moran Towers, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity: March 20th at 9am.

Pollinator Planting Party

Pollinator Planting Party

April School Vacation Pollinators Programs 1pm Monday - Friday Read more for daily topic. Free w/Museum Admission

Turner’s Whaling Pictures & Moby Dick

Turner’s Whaling Pictures & Moby Dick

Join Storyteller Tom Lee, Saturday, 3/24 at 1pm. This program especially for adults! Free w/Museum Admission

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins, presents an illustrated lecture, utilizing his exhibit in our Naturescape Gallery. Saturday 4/7 at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

Grow Your Own Meadow

Grow Your Own Meadow

April 8th at 1pm. The third program in the Gardening for Life Speaker Series, 2018.

 The Monarch Butterfly ~ Conservation of a Beloved Insect

The Monarch Butterfly ~ Conservation of a Beloved Insect

The Minnesota Monarch Lab is a the leader in the Monarch Conservation effort. Come listen and learn, Saturday, April 14th at 1pm

Mad Science!

Mad Science!

Science especially for Preschoolers! Sunday, April 15th at 10:30am Read more for ticket info.

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks, with our Naturalists, April 16th - 20th, 2018 at 10:30am. Free with Museum Admission

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, April 19th, 2018. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Digging into the Past, April 2018

Digging into the Past, April 2018

Archeobotany! April 27th at 1pm Free with Museum Admission.

Invasive Weeds: What You Can Do

Invasive Weeds: What You Can Do

April 29th at 1pm. The fourth and final program in the Gardening for Life Speaker Series, 2018

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Our newly arrived Red Bellied Cooter baby turtles are growing and growing. We are ‘Headstarting’ these babies, who will be released May, 2018, in cooperation with the Mass. Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Red Bellied Cooters are both State and Federally endangered. And as with most babies they were as cute as can be. Come see how they have grown! We reopen February 17th. Come visit!

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

See Membership Differently! Check out what's new.

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

View the "What is Biomimicry?" video, created as part of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network Teacher in Residence Program.

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.