Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Massachusetts Archaeology Month

Massachusetts Archaeology Month

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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.

Maritime Ghosts & Seafaring Spirits

Maritime Ghosts & Seafaring Spirits

Kicking off the season of Ghosts and Spirits! Saturday, October 1st at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission!

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, October 4th at 9:30am.

Taylor Bray Archaeology Update

Taylor Bray Archaeology Update

Join Craig Chartier for an update on the 2015 Fieldwork at Taylor Bray. October 8th 1pm Free w/Museum Admission

Archaeology Open House 2016

Archaeology Open House 2016

October 15th 11am - 2:30pm Free w/Museum admission!

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

Showing Daily thru September 30th: Shark Mountain! Prehistoric Autopsy starts October 1st.

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, October 15th, 1pm ! 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. DON"T MISS: John King's Sharks! Showing: September & October

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, October 13th. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is October 20th at 10am. Free w/Museum admission

Archaeology Guided Walk 2016

Archaeology Guided Walk 2016

Join Dan Zoto for a talking tour of Wing's Island. Saturday, October 22nd 11am Call for reservations 508 896 3867 x 133

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: October 22nd at 10am. Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133

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!

Green Halloween 2016

Green Halloween 2016

All Treats! No Tricks!! Come join the fun: 10AM - 2PM Saturday, October 29th.

A Taste for Nature 2016

A Taste for Nature 2016

WE REACHED OUR GOAL!! Thank you for supporting our KidSummer Scholarship Drive!!!!

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.

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.

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