Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer 2016 runs June 27 - August 12. Online registration is open February 1st!!

The Butterfly House  & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Watch our project Bloom! Generously sponsored by The Simon Foundation, Crocker Nurseries and YDS Landscape.

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.

Drawing & Painting from Nature

Drawing & Painting from Nature

Eve Aspinwall offers class for adults Thursdays, starting May 5th. Register now for one or more. Space limited

Plant Sale

Plant Sale

The Friends of the Museum Gardening for Life Plant Sale is Saturday, June 4th, 9am - 2pm

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.

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, June 7th at 9:30am.

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey had a chick and 2 eggs, we believe were swiped by a fisher. The adults are reported to be mating again. Watch their story unfold our Osprey Cam.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is June 9th at 10am. Free w/Museum admission

Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next lecture: The Man Who Owned a Wonder of the World June 11th 1pm Free w/Museum Admission

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, June 18th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, June 23rd 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Live Bee Hive Openings 2016

Live Bee Hive Openings 2016

Meet our Bees! Live Hive Openings Thursdays, June 23rd - August 25th Space Limited. Call for reservations $5/non members or $4/members

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Our Aquarium has new residents! Come see the recent additions.

The Bubble Man!

The Bubble Man!

The Bubble Man is BACK!! July 5th and August 2nd. Read more for ticket info.

Hydrangea Festival 2016

Hydrangea Festival 2016

Visit the 5 gorgeous gardens supporting the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, scholarship fund! July 8th - 9th, 12th, 15th. Read more for tickets and directions.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Tickets on sale June 1st

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.

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.

Lobster Talk & Taste

Lobster Talk & Taste

Learn all about Lobster! Monday, July 18th 4pm Call for reservations. Space limited. Tasting provided by George's Fish Market, Harwich.

Kite Building

Kite Building

Build your own spectacular kite! Two chances this year. Read more for details & dates.

Caterpillar Lab

Caterpillar Lab

This spectacular Caterpillar Lab is is returning August 10th. Read more for ticket info.

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!

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH!

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.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB is on summer break. Meeting resume September 24th. Watch for details on a special summer event , happening July 23rd.

"We Feed"

"We Feed"

Watch our critters feed! Daily 10am, 11:30 and 1pm June 1st to September 4th

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