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.
WE REACHED OUR GOAL!! Thank you for supporting our KidSummer Scholarship Drive!!!!
Last 2 chances this season, August 22nd and 23rd 10am - NOON Chemistry for Kids!
Last Mudflat Mania's! August 23rd, 25th, 29th. No reservations needed. Read more for times.
A multigenerational opportunity to enjoy art and nature with your family! Wednesdays June 22 - August 24. Read more to register.
Meet our Bees! Live Hive Openings Thursdays, June 30th - August 25th Space Limited. Call for reservations $5/non members or $4/members
Meet our newly adopted Lobster Family! Special thanks to Orleans Seafoods, Eastham Fish Market and Chatham Fish Market for these fabulous catches!
The Butterfly House and Pollinator Path are OPEN! Generously sponsored by The Simon Foundation, Crocker Nurseries and YDS Landscape. We thank our sponsors and all the helpers for creating this beautiful exhibit for our visitors!
Join us at 1pm weekdays for nature program lectures. A different topic every day. Begins June 27. Free w/Museum Admission!
New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain! Join our Naturalists for guided family walks, Sundays at noon thru September! Monday - Friday June 20th - September 2nd. Check at Admissions for daily schedule.
Watch our critters feed! Daily 10am, 11:30 and 1:30pm June 1st to September 2nd.
Visit our Naturescape gallery, featuring local New England artists, whose work reflects the nature of the Northeast. Open during museum hours. DON"T MISS: Sam Jaffe's amazing Caterpillar photographs, Showing thru August. Coming in September: John King's Sharks!
A trilogy of Pollinator Films. Showing Daily! Check the calendar for specific dates and titles.
Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit August 25th. 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.
Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit Friday August 26th Free with Museum Admission.
The Museum is closed for the Holiday!
Register now! Space Limited. Classes start September 8th. Take one, Take several. Take them all!
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.
Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Towers Moran, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity, September 13th at 9:30am.
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John King shares his amazing adventures and awesome photographs. Saturday, September 10th 1pm Free with Museum Admission!
Don't miss this exciting topic and adventure, Rachel Goclawski, September 11th, 1pm. Free w/Museum Admission
September 14th, 1pm! Free w/Admission
Saturday, September 16th, 1pm ! Free w/Museum admission.
Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is September 22nd at 10am. Free w/Museum admission
THE GILLS CLUB is on summer break. Meetings resume September 24th at 10am. Please call for reservations.
Dr. Skomal returns with his newest research! September 27th, 6:30 pm! Tickets on sale now.
Kicking off the season of Ghosts and Spirits! Saturday, October 1st at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission!
Blood Drive Thursday, October 13th. 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!
All Treats! No Tricks!! Come join the fun: 10AM - 2PM Saturday, October 29th.
There are dozens of extraordinary Cape Cod museums spanning history, the arts and topics that define the peninsula, from maritime life to baseball.
Please take this moment to show your support of CCMNH!
Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.
Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point
The Osprey had a chick and 2 eggs, we believe were swiped by a fisher. The adults are reported to be mating again. Watch their story unfold our Osprey Cam.
Please remember ...NO Dogs allowed on the Trails, May 1 - September 30 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.