Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Beekeeping Class 2018

Beekeeping Class 2018

Now taking reservations for the 2018 Beekeeping for Beginners Course.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

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.

KidSummer  Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Registration opens online, February 1st. Members, with a 4 person or more membership, can register through January 31st and get an extra 10% off the 5 day programs. Become a member this month and the deal is a benefit of membership.

Closed

Closed

The Museum is closed, 12/31/2017 - 2/16/2018 for repairs, cleaning and resetting the exhibits for the 2018 season!

Intern Opportunities

Intern Opportunities

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

Tuesday Tweets

Tuesday Tweets

The walk on 1/9/18 is cancelled due to icy and/or impassable trails. Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Towers Moran, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity: January 23rd at 9am.

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!

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!

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
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 are as cute as can be! We reopen February 17th. Come visit!

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: January 27th 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

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

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is February 17th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal ambassadors returns 2/18/18. Tickets on sale, online, January 1st.

Nature Games

Nature Games

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

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

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

Volunteer Fair 2018

Volunteer Fair 2018

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

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.