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 and wildlife through discovery and learning.

Beekeeping Class 2020

Beekeeping Class 2020

Beekeeping for Beginners returns! Four classes beginning February 4th. Call to register, read more for details.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return

Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return

Next visit: Sunday, February 16th 1pm. Tickets online.

Mad Science 2020

Mad Science 2020

Monday, February 17th 1pm. Click for Tickets

The Gills Club 2020

The Gills Club 2020

Next meeting is Saturday, January 25th. No meeting in December

Closed Winter Hiatus

Closed Winter Hiatus

Closed for Winter Hiatus: Beginning Monday, December 30th, reopening Saturday, February 15th.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next opportunity: January 30th, 9am

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
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Next Opportunity: February 6th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

"Beach Garbage" opens February 15th. Free with Museum Admission.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit: Saturday, February 15th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Garbology

Garbology

Tuesday, February 18th 1pm Free with Admission

Cardboard and Tape Gallery 2020

Cardboard and Tape Gallery 2020

The Cardboard and Tape Gallery is open for creative imaginations and enthusiastic engineers! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday during MA February School Vacation 11:30am-2:30pm. Free with Admission

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Next visit Wednesday, February 19th 10:45am - 2:15pm Reservations recommended

Kids Bird Walk and Talk

Kids Bird Walk and Talk

Special bird walk for Kids and parents during school vacation. 2/20 11:30am Space limited. Call to register. Read more for details

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk through the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: Friday, February 21st from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: Animal Odd Couples

Nature Screen: Animal Odd Couples

Sunday, February, 23rd 11:30am Free with Museum Admission

Nature Screen: A PBS Documentary "The Queen's Garden"

Nature Screen: A PBS Documentary "The Queen's Garden"

Thursday, February 27th 1pm Free with Museum Admission!

The Silent Season

The Silent Season

Saturday, February 29th 1pm Free with Admission

Gardening for Life Series 2020

Gardening for Life Series 2020

The Series tickets are on sale now. Click tickets for schedule of speakers.

Native Plants for New England Gardens 2020

Native Plants for New England Gardens 2020

First in the Gardening for Life 2020 Series. March 1st at 1pm. Tickets on sale now!

Volunteer Fair 2020

Volunteer Fair 2020

Join us March 4th, 10:30am.

New England Pie: History Under a Crust

New England Pie: History Under a Crust

Celebrate Pi Day, March 14th, 1pm. Tickets online now.

Gardening with Native Plants to Buffer the Impact of Climate Change

Gardening with Native Plants to Buffer the Impact of Climate Change

Second in the Gardening for Life Lecture Series. March 15th at 1pm. Tickets available now.

2020 Field Guide Training

2020 Field Guide Training

Field Guide Training starts March 18th. Learn more at the Volunteer Fair, March 4th Call to register.

Lunch 'n Learn: Spring Migration

Lunch 'n Learn: Spring Migration

March 19th, Noon. Advance registration required! Call t508 896 3867 x133

March Mess Fest

March Mess Fest

More MESSY science & nature learning fun! Saturday, March 21st, 10am. No registration required.

Digging into the Past: Origins of the Mayflower Compact

Digging into the Past: Origins of the Mayflower Compact

March 26th at 1pm Free with Museum Admission!

Creating a Succession of Bloom in the Native Garden

Creating a Succession of Bloom in the Native Garden

Third in the Gardening for Life Series 2020. March 29th at 1pm Tickets on sale now!

Nature Screen: PBS/Nova Documentary "First Flower"

Nature Screen: PBS/Nova Documentary "First Flower"

Saturday, April 4th, 1pm Free with Museum Admission!

Landscaping for Birds, Bugs, and Beyond

Landscaping for Birds, Bugs, and Beyond

The 4th and last in the 2020 Gardening for Life series. April 5th at 1pm. Tickets on sale now!

Reptiles Rock April 2020

Reptiles Rock April 2020

Tickets on sale now! April 20th 1pm. Space limited

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey have flown to the their winter home.

'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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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. NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.