Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Green Halloween

Green Halloween

Join the FUN at the annual GREEN HALLOWEEN celebration! Saturday, October 27, 10am – 2pm.

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 Symposium

Maritime Symposium

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present the 22nd Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium on Saturday, November 3, 2018 9am-3pm

Lunch ‘n Learn: Vampires of New England

Lunch ‘n Learn: Vampires of New England

A very special Halloween Lunch ‘n Learn with Medievalist, Susan Jarek-Glidden, Ph.D. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:30pm.

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: October 16th at 9am.

Lascaux: How to Save 18,000 Years of History

Lascaux: How to Save 18,000 Years of History

Learn about Lascaux, a complex cave famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings, and attempts to find a solution to preserve them for the future. This fantastic documentary takes us on this important journey! Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:30am.

Drawing and Painting from Nature

Drawing and Painting from Nature

This course is for adults interested in exploring this intersection of nature, art and expression. Beginners and all levels welcome. Next session October 18th at 9am

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

The Gills Club is an education initiative of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy dedicated to empowering the next generation of female shark scientists. Next meeting October 20th.

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 Seaside Lemans Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union Wild Birds Unlimited Cape Cod 5
East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Next visit is October 20th at 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission.

The Disappearance of the PX-15

The Disappearance of the PX-15

“The Disappearance of the PX-15” follows marine archaeologist James Delgado as he recovers the sub and reunites the surviving aquanauts to tell their fascinating stories of this secret mission.​October 10th & Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:30am.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is October November 8th at 10am. Free w/Museum admission

My Life as a Turkey

My Life as a Turkey

My Life as a Turkey Thursdays, November 8 & 15, 2018 at 1pm

Cranberry Bog Tour

Cranberry Bog Tour

Cranberry Bog Tour with Andrea Cakounes Saturday, November 10th @ 1pm. The program will be held at Cape Cod Cranberry Bog and Farm 1601 Factory Road in Harwich.

The Pilgrims 2018

The Pilgrims 2018

American Experience Documentary from award-winning director Ric Burns, “The Pilgrims” Sunday, November 18, 2018 11:30am-1:30pm.

Owls of the World 2018

Owls of the World 2018

Who’s Watching You? with Marcia and Mark Wilson Three Live Owl Programs ~ 10:00am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm Saturday, November 24, 2018

Digging Into the Past: Above and Below the Waves

Digging Into the Past: Above and Below the Waves

Developing Maritime Archaeology Programs in Massachusetts” with Calvin Mires, Ph.D. Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1pm

Brewster for the Holidays 2018

Brewster for the Holidays 2018

Brewster for the Holidays Santa’s Workshop! Sunday, December 2, 2018 2pm – 4pm

A Winter's Tale: The Journey of the Snowy Owls

A Winter's Tale: The Journey of the Snowy Owls

NATURE SCREEN Curiosity Stream’s A Winter’s Tale: The Journey of the Snowy Owls, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:30am.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Thursday, December 13th, 2018. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Wicked Awesome Balloon Show

Wicked Awesome Balloon Show

A HOLIDAY WINTER WONDERLAND: WICKED AWESOME BALLOON SHOW! Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1pm

Cardboard and Tape

Cardboard and Tape

Cardboard and Tape Thursday, December 27 & Friday, December 28, 2018 11:30am-2:30pm.

Worlds Cutest Animal:Red Panda

Worlds Cutest Animal:Red Panda

Nature Scape “Red Panda, World’s Cutest Animal” Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:30am.

Reptiles Rock

Reptiles Rock

A Rainforest Reptiles Show! Reptiles Rock! TWO SHOWS: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11am & 1pm

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 Coming in July: Cape Night Photography

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!

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 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.