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.

Beekeeping Class 2020

Beekeeping Class 2020

Beekeeping for Beginners returns! Four classes beginning February 4th. Call to register, read more for details.

The Gills Club 2020

The Gills Club 2020

Next meeting is Saturday, January 25th. No meeting in December

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.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk through the Gray Whale! Next Museum appearance: Saturday, December 28th from 11:00 am to 2:30 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.

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
Closed Winter Hiatus

Closed Winter Hiatus

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

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Next Opportunity: February 6th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return

Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return

Next visit: Sunday, February 16th 1pm. Tickets online.

Mad Science 2020

Mad Science 2020

Monday, February 17th 1pm. Click for Tickets

Garbology

Garbology

Tuesday, February 18th 1pm Free with Admission

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Next visit Wednesday, February 19th 10:45am - 2:15pm Reservations recommended

Cardboard and Tape

Cardboard and Tape

The Cardboard and Tape Gallery is open for creative imaginations and enthusiastic engineers! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday during MA February School Vacation 11:30am-2:30pm. Free with Admission

Kids Bird Walk and Talk

Kids Bird Walk and Talk

Special bird walk for Kids and parents during school vacation. 2/20 11:30am Space limited. Call to register. Read more for details

Nature Screen: Animal Odd Couples

Nature Screen: Animal Odd Couples

Sunday, February, 23rd 11:30am Free with Museum Admission

Nature Screen: A PBS Documentary "The Queen's Garden"

Nature Screen: A PBS Documentary "The Queen's Garden"

Thursday, February 27th 11:30am Free with Museum Admission!

The Silent Season

The Silent Season

Saturday, February 29th 1pm Free with Admission

Gardening for Life Series 2020

Gardening for Life Series 2020

The Series tickets are on sale now. Click tickets for schedule of speakers.

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.