New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain! Join our Naturalists for guided family walks, June 22nd to September 4th. Check at Admissions for daily schedule.
Local Author Theresa Barbo speaks September 2nd 1pm Free w/Museum Admission
Dig! Splash! Discover! Find out what really lives in the sand and mud at low tide. Join our guides for a family friendly walk on the flats! No reservations needed! Last one this year is September 3rd at 9:30am!!!!
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 need $4800 more to send 100 kids to KidSummer! We have almost reached our goal!! Can you help?? Read more to make a donation now.
Visit our Naturescape gallery, featuring local New England artists, whose work reflects the nature of the Northeast. Open during museum hours.
A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next program: Wednesday, September 2nd at 1pm. Free w/Admission.
Nature Knowledge Programs everyday 11:30am and 1:00pm, June 29th thru September 4th. Check the schedule for daily topics.
Wayne Davis, the shark spotter, showcases his amazing photos in our Naturescape Gallery, September 1st - October 30th. Open during Museum hours, except September 4th.
Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit is September 4th!
This amazing adventure film plays Saturday, September 5th at 11:30am Free w/Museum Admission
Talk and Tour! Saturday, September 5th 1pm Read more for details
A look at how Cape Codders have used the Cape's environment and how that has changed over the last 300 years. Sunday, September 6th 1pm Free w/Museum Admission
Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Towers Moran, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity, September 8th at 9:30am.
Develop your drawing skills w/local artist Eve Aspinwall. Five Thursdays in October. Read more to register!
The Dune Tramp returns w/stories of the strong, courageous “Grande Dames of the Dunes” Saturday, September 12th at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission
Dr Burns speaks about many varieties of sharks that inhabit the New England waters. Sunday, September 13th 1pm Free w/Admission
Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is September 17th at 10am.
Tips to prepare your garden for winter! Saturday, September 19th 11am Free w/Museum Admission
Bring your favorite book and READ to the Cape Cod Therapy Dogs! 1pm, Saturday, September 19th! Free w/Museum admission.
The Cape Cod Bird Festival Family Day is Sunday, September 20th 11am - 3pm at CCMNH!
Outstanding Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution share their stories. Fifth in a series: The Sea, The Alvin, The Atlantis & Lulu
The next meeting of THE GILLS CLUB will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 10am. Call for reservations! 508 896 3867 x 133
18 holes of Indoor Mini Golf returns....
Local author, Peter Trull Great White Sharks, the seal populations and commercial fishing in the Cape Cod waters. Saturday, September 26th 1pm Free w/Museum admission.
Hear the stories from the 2015 summer of sharks! With Dr. Greg Skomal and spotter pilot, Wayne Davis. Tuesday, September 29th 6:30pm Reservations recommended
Come see what's new and different this year!! Saturday, October 31st 11am -3pm
Amazing photography chronicling 36 years as a seaman for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Sunday, October 18th 1pm Free w/Museum Admission
Blood Drive Friday October 23rd 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!
Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit December 30th. 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.
Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.
Summer is ending. The chicks are flying!
Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point
There are dozens of extraordinary museums on Cape Cod spanning history, the arts and topics that define the peninsula, from maritime life to baseball.
Please remember ...NO Dogs allowed on the Trails, May 1 - September 30 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.
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!
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.