Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer  Day Program

2018 KidSummer Registration is open! Financial aid is still available.

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

Beginners welcome! Thursdays at 9am thru June 14th Tickets available online.

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is May 19th at 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. Now Showing: Sailors Valentine

Tuesday Tweets

Tuesday Tweets

Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Moran Towers, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity: May 22nd at 9am.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is May 24th at 10am Free w/Museum admission

Mudflat Mania! Guide Training

Mudflat Mania! Guide Training

Become a Mudflat Mania! guide Training starts May 23rd, 9am -12noon. Call to register!

Support Our Sponsors

Liquor N More Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Crocker Nurseries Cape Cod Life Magazine Cape Cod Broadcasting Media International Fund for Animal Welfare
Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union Wild Birds Unlimited Cape Cod 5
The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: May 26th Gills Club Ages 5-10 ~ 9:00AM- 10AM Gills Club Ages 11+ ~ 10:30AM- 12PM This program is free but does not include Museum admission. Please call for reservations. Space limited. 508 896 3867 x133

Diary of a Hammerhead

Diary of a Hammerhead

A traveling mural exhibit from The Paly Foundation that focuses on the conservation of sharks. The exhibit will be at the Museum June 1 to September 30, 2018.

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path season open daily Friday, June 1st through Sunday, September 2, 2018 9:30am – 4pm.

Plant Sale

Plant Sale

Find all the plants your garden desires! Large selection of Native Plants. June 2nd, 9am -2pm under the tent!

Nature Screen “Plants Behaving Badly”

Nature Screen “Plants Behaving Badly”

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents: A PBS Documentary Film “Plants Behaving Badly”. June 9th, 11:30am and 1pm. Free w/Museum admission.

Sailors’ Valentines

Sailors’ Valentines

Sailors’ Valentines with Artist Gregg Roberts. June 11th, 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission

Digging into the Past, June 2018

Digging into the Past, June 2018

Landscapes of the Past: Looking at the Peoples of Ancient New England. June 12th, 1pm Free w/Museum admission

Tick Training and Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick Training and Lyme Disease Prevention

Learn about Lyme disease, prevention of tick bites, and monitoring and dealing with tick bites. June 21st at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey Nest Camera is now broadcasting in HD on YouTube!

Family Drawing 2018

Family Drawing 2018

Family Drawing starts 6/20. Come outside and draw, paint, create!! Call to Register.

Intern Opportunities

Intern Opportunities

Looking for a fast paced, fun summer to build your resume. Check out the internship possibilities at CCMNH.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, June 14th, 2018. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit June 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.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: June 29th Free w/Museum Admission

Pave a Path to Nature Education

Pave a Path to Nature Education

Help the Friends complete the Brick Path through the Bobbie Williams Garden to the door of the KidSummer Classroom!

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!

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

See Membership Differently! Check out what's new.

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

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 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.