Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

The BubbleMan!

The BubbleMan!

Mike the Bubble Man is back! Wednesday, July 25, 2018 TWO SHOWS at 2pm & 3:30pm

Lunch ‘n Learn Adventures on Outer Cape Cod

Lunch ‘n Learn Adventures on Outer Cape Cod

Join Mark for lunch, tales of nature adventures, & all the reasons to love Cape Cod! Monday, 7/30/18 at 11:30am

Feed the Butterflies!

Feed the Butterflies!

June 1st through September 2, 2018. Make Reservations NOW to Feed the Butterflies!

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.

A Taste for Nature 2018

A Taste for Nature 2018

Tickets on sale NOW. The event is August 9th on beautiful Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club!

“To Bee or Not To Bee” with The Piti Theater Company

“To Bee or Not To Bee” with The Piti Theater Company

To Bee or Not to Bee blends puppetry, dance, and live music to tell the tale of a farmer and his bees. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1pm.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Join Bethany Jakubson and some of her favorite members of the natural world! Tuesday, August 14, 2018 TWO SHOWS: 11am & 1pm.

Mixology

Mixology

Hands-on activities and demonstrations that encourage kids to ask questions and peak their interest by investigating the mysteries of chemistry. July 20, 23 and August 3 & 15, 2018, 1pm-2:30pm.

Live Beehive Openings

Live Beehive Openings

Meet our bees up close with beekeepers George Muhlebach and crew who will open our live hives for visitors. July 21, and 26 starting at noon. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is June July 21st at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

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

Mudflat Mania!

Join us on this guided beachside exploration tour at low tide. Next opportunity: July 23rd 3:00pm

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Join Marie Zahn for this exciting behind the scenes look at NASA's Parker Solar Probe, and learn about the science and history of solar astronomy! Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1pm.

Family Drawing 2018

Family Drawing 2018

Family Drawing 7/25 at 9am. Come outside and draw, paint, create!! Call to Register.

Storytime: Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?

Storytime: Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?

Meet Artemis Roehrig and Corrine Demas reading from their fun and fascinating book, Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:30am

Aquarium Tots & Tykes

Aquarium Tots & Tykes

Meet our very special Aquarium babies up close and personal! July 26 & August 1, 2018 at 1pm

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: July 27th Free w/Museum Admission

Coastal Explorer Van

Coastal Explorer Van

This extraordinary 31-foot custom-built motor coach provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about Cape Cod's coastal environment. August 2 10am-3pm.

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit August 7th Advance Reservations Required! Spaces limited to 20 per time slot. Because of the educational content level, this program is restricted to ages 5 and up.

Turtles Are in Trouble!

Turtles Are in Trouble!

Dr. Litzgus will focus on the biology and conservation of endangered freshwater turtles. Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1pm.

Lunch ‘n Learn: Forage to Table

Lunch ‘n Learn: Forage to Table

Learn the basics of foraging while getting to touch taste and smell common wild edibles you can find in your own hometown. Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:30 am.

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: August 14th at 9am.

Digging into the Past, August 2018

Digging into the Past, August 2018

Explore Cape Cod Curiosities with Author Robin Smith-Johnson. Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1pm.

Diary of a Hammerhead

Diary of a Hammerhead

A traveling mural exhibit from The Paly Foundation that focuses on the conservation of sharks. The exhibit will be at the Museum June 1 to September 30, 2018.

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

Observe a rare demonstration on how a simple block of wood transforms into a beautiful bird! Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 5th - August 30, 2018 9:30am-1pm

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: Sailors Valentine Coming in July: Cape Night Photography

"We Feed"

"We Feed"

We Feed returns, weekdays at 10am & 12:30pm June 25th - August 31st. Watch a live feeding for one of our Aquarium residents. Free w/Admission

National Honeybee Day

National Honeybee Day

Join the CCMNH Bee Team for fun activities as they bring community awareness of the importance of honeybees. Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:30am – 4pm.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey Nest Camera is now broadcasting in HD on YouTube!

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!

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

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

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!

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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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.