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.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next walk: Thursday, November 21st, at 9:00 am. Rain cancels the walk.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

Saturday, November 23rd. Registration Recommended. There will be no meeting in December.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk through the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: Friday, November 29th from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: Return to the Moon

Nature Screen: Return to the Moon

Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Stamp Making Workshop

Stamp Making Workshop

Sunday, December 8th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Nature Screen: Packing for Mars

Nature Screen: Packing for Mars

Wednesday, December 11th 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
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Next Opportunity: Thursday, December 12th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Lunch 'n Learn- Winter Birds: Cape Cod's Year-Round Residents

Lunch 'n Learn- Winter Birds: Cape Cod's Year-Round Residents

Thursday, December 12th at 11:30 pm. Advance Reservations Required

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit: Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

Friday, December 27th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

September 3rd - December 29th: Plein Air Painters of the Cape Cod Art Center. Free with Museum Admission.

Closed Winter Hiatus

Closed Winter Hiatus

Closed for Winter Hiatus: Beginning Monday, December 30th, reopening Saturday, February 15th.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey have flown to the their winter home.

'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

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.