August 21st in our Auditorium: Hear the scientists, see the eclipse safely. 11:30am - 4pm. Free w/Museum Admission
Admission is FREE August 25th. Open hours 9:30am - 4pm. Last Admission is 3:30pm.
Calling all Surfers.....Saturday, September 9th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.
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.
There will be no Mudflat Mania!, the week of August 21st, due to Tide times that are far outside Museum Hours.
Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Towers Moran, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity: August 22nd at 9am.
Meet Stephen Rich. Watch him carve. View the Eldridge Arnold Workshop and Exhibit. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am - 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.
Family Field Walks, with our Naturalists, start Sundays, June 4th at Noon. Weekdays, June 19th, 10:30am and 2pm. Free with Museum Admission
Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit August 22nd 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.
Meet our Bees! Live Hive Openings Thursdays and occasional weekends, June 22nd - August 31st Space Limited. Call for reservations $5/non members or $4/members
The Butterfly House opens, June 1st. Free with Admission. To Feed the Butterflies, Read More for details. Call early for Reservations!
Digging into the Past with Paula Marcoux. August 23rd at 1pm Free w/Museum Admission
Visit our Naturescape gallery, featuring local New England artists, whose work reflects the nature of the Northeast. Open during museum hours. Now Showing: Jean Hynes
Come see how you can help!!
Showing compelling, educational and visually stunning nature documentaries that inspire appreciation, curiosity and stewardship of our natural world and its inhabitants. Now showing: Nature 365: daily 11am - 2:30pm.
Help the Friends complete the Brick Path through the Bobbie Williams Garden to the door of the KidSummer Classroom!
Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: August 25th It is Free, Fun, Friday!
We Feed returns, weekdays at 12:30pm June 1st - September 1st. Watch a live feeding for one of our Aquarium residents. Free w/Admission
Check out the openings!
Shark Mountain showing twice during Shark-tember: September 2nd and 12th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.
Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is September 14th at 10am Free w/Museum admission
Saturday, September 16th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.
September 17th, 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission
Join Tom Burns, September 23rd at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.
THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: September 23rd at 9:30am Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133
Blood Drive Thursday, September 28, 2017. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!
Tickets on sale now for Dr. Skomal. Thursday, 9/28/17 @ 6pm
Registration is now open for October classes. Space is very limited.
Digging int the Past! 1pm September 29th Free w/Museum Admission
Dig, sift and sort like an archaeologist! Free w/Museum Admission
Showing October 5th & 19th at 11:30am, during MA Archaeology Month
Showing October 12th & 26th at 11:30am , during MA Archaeology Month.
Walk with Archaeologist, Dan Zoto., October 21st. Call for reservations.
October 21st 11am - 2:30pm Free w/Museum Admission
Thank you for making us GOLD again !! We are Cape Cod Life's Best of: Museum, Kid's Activity, Family Activity and Rainy Day Activity for the Lower Cape 2017. Established in 1954, we continue our mission to inspire appreciation, educate and care for our natural environment. The support of our members, visitors and locals is critical to this effort!!! A wholehearted THANK YOU for your dedication to CCMNH!
Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.
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.
See Membership Differently! Check out what's new.
The Osprey are on the nest! Watch their story unfold!
View the "What is Biomimicry?" video, created as part of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network Teacher in Residence Program.
Thank you to all of the businesses donating gift certificates, wine and other prizes to our annual Taste for Nature Fundraiser. We appreciate your support of the KidSummer Scholarship and Education Programs.
Check out our new NEW online shop!
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Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point
Please remember ...NO Dogs allowed on the Trails, May 1 - September 30 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.