Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Owls of the World 2017

Owls of the World 2017

The owls return 12/27/17. Tickets on sale now. 3 shows during December School Vacation!

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.

Beekeeping Class 2018

Beekeeping Class 2018

Now taking reservations for the 2018 Beekeeping for Beginners Course.

Christmas in Yellowstone

Christmas in Yellowstone

This fabulous film shows Thursdays in December at 11:30am. Free w/Museum Admission.

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is December 16th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

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!

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Sale starts November 1st!!! Open 11am - 3pm Wednesday - Sunday.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH! Read more to donate, today!

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
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: Tom Burns The World of Whales and Sharks

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!

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

Showing compelling, educational and visually stunning nature documentaries that inspire appreciation, curiosity and stewardship of our natural world and its inhabitants. Now showing: Nature 365: daily 11am - 2:30pm.

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Visit our newly arrived Red Bellied Cooter baby turtles . We will be ‘Headstarting’ these babies, who will be released next year, 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! Stop by and see them!

Winter Walks

Winter Walks

Naturalist guided walks at 1pm, December 27, 28 and 29. Free w/Museum Admission

Creature Feature

Creature Feature

Meet our Aquarium residents, up close. Ask the Aquarists questions! December 29th 11:30 am - 2:30pm Free w/Museum Admission

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

Nature Games

Nature Games

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

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: January 9th at 9am.

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 Information

Volunteer Information

Come see how you can help!!

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.

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey have headed south for 2017.

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.