Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Indoor Mini Golf 2017

Indoor Mini Golf 2017

Tee Times available now. Call for reservations.

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.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Sale starts November 1st!!! Open 11am - 3pm Wednesday - Sunday.

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

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.

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: November 21st at 9am.

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: Tom Burns The World of Whales and Sharks

The Pilgrims

The Pilgrims

This film is showing Wednesdays in November, until Thanksgiving, 11:30am -1:30pm. Free w/Museum Admission

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

THE GILLS CLUB Next meeting: November 25th 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

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
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Wednesday, November 29, 2017. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Visit our newly arrived Red Bellied Cooter baby turtles . We will be ‘Headstarting’ these babies, who will be released next year, in cooperation with the Mass. Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Red Bellied Cooters are both State and Federally endangered. And as with most babies they are as cute as can be! Stop by and see them!

Brewster for the Holidays 2017

Brewster for the Holidays 2017

The Annual Brewster Holiday celebration is December 3rd, 2-4pm, sponsored by the Brewster Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas in Yellowstone

Christmas in Yellowstone

This fabulous film shows Thursdays in December at 11:30am. Free w/Museum Admission.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is December 7th at 10am Free w/Museum admission

The History of Cacao

The History of Cacao

Lunch 'n Learn all about Chocolate!! Friday, December 8th 11:30am Call for reservations.

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Saturday, December 16th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.

Owls of the World 2017

Owls of the World 2017

The owls return 12/27/17. Tickets on sale now. 3 shows during December School Vacation! Read more for ticket info.

Creature Feature

Creature Feature

Meet our Aquarium residents, up close. Ask the Aquarists questions! December 29th 11:30 am - 2:30pm Free w/Museum Admission

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information

Come see how you can help!!

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!

Museum Awards

Museum Awards

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!

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.

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey have headed south for 2017.

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

A Taste for Nature 2017 - Thank You

A Taste for Nature 2017 - Thank You

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.

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.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH!

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.