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 through discovery and learning.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is December 15th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

Cardboard and Tape

Cardboard and Tape

Thursday, December 27 & Friday, December 28, 2018 11:30am-2:30pm. Free with Admission

Worlds Cutest Animal:Red Panda

Worlds Cutest Animal:Red Panda

Nature Screen Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:30am Free with Admission.

Reptiles Rock

Reptiles Rock

TWO SHOWS: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11am & 1pm Reservations Required

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: January 15th at 9am.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

The Gills Club is an education initiative of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy dedicated to empowering the next generation of female shark scientists. Next meeting January 26 2019

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
Beginner BeeKeeping

Beginner BeeKeeping

February 5th, 12th, 18th, 26th 6-8pm Call museum for registration.

The Magic of S.T.E.M.

The Magic of S.T.E.M.

Monday February 18th 11:00am-3:00pm

Special Fx Wizard Adam Howard

Special Fx Wizard Adam Howard

February 18th 2pm Free with museum admission or $5.00 for lecture only.

Mixology

Mixology

February 19th 11:30am-2:00pm

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, February 20th 2019. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Nature Screen Magic of Motion

Nature Screen Magic of Motion

Thursday February 20th 2019

The Magic of Horseshoe Crabs

The Magic of Horseshoe Crabs

Wednesday February 20th 11:30am

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is February 28th at 10am. Free w/Museum admission

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.

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.