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 and wildlife through discovery and learning.

Wing Island Archaeology Walk

Wing Island Archaeology Walk

Join Archaeologist Dan Zoto. Saturday, October 5th at 10:00 am. Reservations Recommended.

Artifact I.D. Day

Artifact I.D. Day

Saturday, October 5th from noon to 2:30 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Sanctuary Live: Expedition to the Wreck of the Steamship Portland

Sanctuary Live: Expedition to the Wreck of the Steamship Portland

Tuesday, September 17th at 2 pm and Wednesday, September 18th at 12:30. Free with Museum Admission.

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Next session: Friday, September 18th from 11:00 pm to 12:45 pm. $6.00 per person. Pre-registration recommended.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next walk: Thursday, September 19th at 9:00 am. Rain cancels the walk.

Nature Screen- Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss

Nature Screen- Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss

Next Showing: Thursday, September 19th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Support Our Sponsors

Liquor N More Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Crocker Nurseries Cape Cod Life Magazine 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
East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen- Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

Nature Screen- Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

Wednesday, September 25th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Living with White Sharks with Greg Skomal

Living with White Sharks with Greg Skomal

Event is sold out!!!

The Gills Club: Shark Dissection

The Gills Club: Shark Dissection

Saturday, September 28th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Digging into the Past: Viking Fighting Moves from Sagas of Icelanders

Digging into the Past: Viking Fighting Moves from Sagas of Icelanders

September 30th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Sunday Family Field Walk

Sunday Family Field Walk

Sundays at noon in September. Free with Museum Admission.

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

In September and October: Plein Air Painters of the Cape Cod Art Center. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: First Face of America

Nature Screen: First Face of America

Wednesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Next Opportunity: Wednesday, October 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Ancient Astronomy

Ancient Astronomy

Saturday, October 12th from 11am - 2:30pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Owls of the World- Who's Watching You?

Owls of the World- Who's Watching You?

TWO SHOWS: Sunday, October 13th at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations Recommended.

Nature Screen: The True Story of King Tut's Tomb

Nature Screen: The True Story of King Tut's Tomb

Wednesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 30th at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

The Gills Club at Chatham Shark Center

The Gills Club at Chatham Shark Center

The October 26th meeting will be held in Chatham. Read more for details and registration directions!

Green Halloween 2019!

Green Halloween 2019!

Celebrate our Green Halloween on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Lunch 'n Learn: Vampires of New England

Lunch 'n Learn: Vampires of New England

Thursday, October 31st at 12:30 pm

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: November 29th, 11am - 2:30pm Free w/Museum Admission

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (ages 5-10) and 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (ages 11+). Free admission. Registration Recommended. There will be no meeting in December.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey have returned for their 2019 season. Check on their nest with our 24/7 live feed!!!

'A bright and exciting future'

'A bright and exciting future'

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History to Acquire Thornton W. Burgess/Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

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. NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.