Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

A Cape Cod Notebook 2

A Cape Cod Notebook 2

Meet local writer and radio personality, Robert Finch, presenting readings from his new book. Saturday, December 10th 1pm Free w/Admission

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.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH!

Brewster for the Holidays 2016

Brewster for the Holidays 2016

The annual Holiday Party is December 4th 2 - 4pm. Admission is free during party hours.

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

2 showings during Museum hours. The Pilgrims runs 11/16 - 12/3. The Snowy Owl starts 12/7.

Owls of the World 2016

Owls of the World 2016

Tickets available now for 3 LIVE OWL shows, December 27th! Read more for information!

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: Jennifer Bovey's Original Fish Rubbings

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is December 8th at 10am. 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!

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, December 9th. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

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, December 13th at 9:30am.

Beekeeping Class 2017

Beekeeping Class 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Beekeeping Class. Please call 508 896 3867 x133

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

View the "What is Biomimicry?" video, created as part of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network Teacher in Residence Program.

Science on the Street 2017

Science on the Street 2017

We are looking for exhibitors for our Science on the Street event, 3/18/17. Come join us for the 5th annual event for the CURIOUS!

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, December 17th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

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.

Nature Recess December 2016

Nature Recess December 2016

Special activities everyday of December, 2016 School Vacation!

Mixology

Mixology

Chemistry for Kids! Come make SNOW during December School Vacation, 12/26 - 12/30. 11:30 am - 2pm

The Private Life of Deer

The Private Life of Deer

Monday, December 26th 11:30am and 1pm

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit December 28th. 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.

Creature Feature

Creature Feature

Meet our resident critters, up close! December 29th 1pm Free w/Museum Admission

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit Friday December 30th. Free with Museum Admission.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: January 28th at 10am. Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133

Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

The Museum is closed, December 31st - February 17th. We reopen 2/18/17.

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.

Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows

This film plays continuously during February School Vacation week, 11:30am - 2:15pm. Special big screen showing 2/26 at 11:30 am. Free w/Museum Admission

Marine Mammal Response

Marine Mammal Response

Brian Sharp from IFAW speaks

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

The Amazing Animals return 2/20/17 Tickets on sale January 1st,

Seabirds of Stellwagen Bank

Seabirds of Stellwagen Bank

Did you know that Cape Cod and our national marine sanctuary are famous for seabirds? February 22, 2017 1pm

Volunteer Fair 2017

Volunteer Fair 2017

Try a NaturEscape! Come learn how you can help us out! February 28th, 10am - Noon.

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

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.

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