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.

Ospreys 2019: The Revival of a Global Raptor

Ospreys 2019: The Revival of a Global Raptor

with Author and Ornithologist, Alan Poole on Thursday, July 18th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors

Monday, July 22nd at 1:00 pm. Reservations Recommended.

Live Beehive Openings

Live Beehive Openings

Reservations Required. Age 8+. Thursday, July 18th at noon

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

$6 per person. Pre-registration recommended. Next session: Friday, July 19th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next walk: Tuesday, July 23rd at 9:30 am. $4 Members/ $6 Non-Members.

Mike the Bubble Man!

Mike the Bubble Man!

TWO SHOWS: Wednesday, July 31st at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tickets Required. Reservations Suggested.

Support Our Sponsors

Lobster Claw 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
Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

"Northeast Reptiles & Amphibians" by Wildlife Artist Matt Patterson. July 1 to August 31. Free with Museum Admission.

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4th - August 30th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

Summer walks with our Naturalists. Monday - Friday at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm. Sundays at noon. Free with Museum Admission.

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

There's still time to register! Call 508-896-3867 ext 133

Feed the Butterflies!

Feed the Butterflies!

June 1st through September 2nd. Make reservations NOW to feed the butterflies!

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Open daily: Saturday June 1st through Sunday, September 1st from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Saturday, July 20th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Lunch n' Learn: Amazing Behaviors of Common Birds

Lunch n' Learn: Amazing Behaviors of Common Birds

with Naturalist Phil Kyle on Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:30 am. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

A guided beachside exploration tour at low tide. Next excursion: Thursday, July 23rd from 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm.

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Reservations Required. 5 and up. Next visit: Tuesday, July 25th from 9:45 am to 2:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Lunch 'n Learn: Forage to Table

Lunch 'n Learn: Forage to Table

Monday, August 5th at 11:30 am. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

TWO SHOWS: Wednesday, August 7th at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tickets Required. Reservations Recommended.

Lunch 'n Learn: Fall Migration Magic

Lunch 'n Learn: Fall Migration Magic

with Naturalist Phil Kyle on Monday, August 12th at 11:30 am. Advance Tickets Recommended.

Nature Screen: Hummingbirds- Jeweled Messengers

Nature Screen: Hummingbirds- Jeweled Messengers

Thursday, August 15th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

National Honeybee Day

National Honeybee Day

Saturday, August 17th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. $4 members/$5 non-members. Reservations Recommended.

Digging into the Past: Highland Lighthouse

Digging into the Past: Highland Lighthouse

Wednesday, August 21 at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Introduction to Mushrooming

Introduction to Mushrooming

Bring a bag for collection and a pocket knife or shears. September 7th at 1:00 pm

Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics

Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics

Bring a bag for collection and a pocket knife or shears. September 22nd at 1:00 pm

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey have returned for their 2019 season. Check on their nest with our 24/7 live feed!!!

'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

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 16th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Support Cape Cod Healthcare!

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 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.