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.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Next excursion: Tuesday, August 20th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Next session: Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. $6 per person. Pre-registration recommended.

Live Beehive Openings

Live Beehive Openings

Next session: Thursday, August 22nd at 12:00 pm. Recommended age 8+. Reservations Required.

Nature Photo Walk

Nature Photo Walk

Next walk: Tuesday, September 3rd from 9:00 am to noon. Space is limited. Rain cancels the walk.

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

"Northeast Reptiles & Amphibians" by Wildlife Artist Matt Patterson. July 1st to August 31st. Free with Museum Admission.

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4th - August 30th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. 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
Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

Monday - Friday at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm. Sundays at noon. Free with Museum Admission.

Feed the Butterflies!

Feed the Butterflies!

Saturday, June 1st through Sunday, September 1st from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Make reservations NOW to feed the butterflies!

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Open daily: Saturday June 1st through Sunday, September 1st from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen- Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss

Nature Screen- Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss

Next Showing: Thursday, September 5th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Introduction to Mushrooming

Introduction to Mushrooming

Saturday, September 7th at 1:00 pm. Reservations Suggested.

Nature Screen- Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

Nature Screen- Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

Next Showing: Wednesday, September 11th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen- The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

Nature Screen- The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

Friday, September 13th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Pearlside Story: A Call for Citizen Science and the Value of Published Observations

Pearlside Story: A Call for Citizen Science and the Value of Published Observations

Saturday, September 14th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Sanctuary Live: Expedition to the Wreck of the Steamship Portland

Sanctuary Live: Expedition to the Wreck of the Steamship Portland

Tuesday, September 17th at 12:30 pm and Wednesday, September 18th at 12:30. Free with Museum Admission.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next walk: Thursday, September 19th at 9:00 am. Rain cancels the walk.

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

East Coast Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics

Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics

Sunday, September 22nd at 1:00 pm. Reservations Recommended.

Living with White Sharks with Greg Skomal

Living with White Sharks with Greg Skomal

Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 pm. Reservations are required.

Gills Club: Shark Dissection

Gills Club: Shark Dissection

Saturday, September 28th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Digging into the Past: Viking Fighting Moves from Sagas of Icelanders

Digging into the Past: Viking Fighting Moves from Sagas of Icelanders

September 30th at 1:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Wing Island Guided Walk

Wing Island Guided Walk

Join Archaeologist Dan Zoto. Saturday, October 5th at 10:00 am.

Artifact I.D. Day

Artifact I.D. Day

Saturday, October 5th from noon to 2:30 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: First Face of America

Nature Screen: First Face of America

Wednesday, October 9th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

Ancient Archaeology

Ancient Archaeology

Saturday, October 12th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Owls of the World- Who's Watching You?

Owls of the World- Who's Watching You?

TWO SHOWS: Sunday, October 13th at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations Recommended.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Next Opportunity: Wednesday, October 16th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Nature Screen: The True Story of King Tut's Tomb

Nature Screen: The True Story of King Tut's Tomb

Wednesday, October 16th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

Gills Club

Gills Club

Saturday, October from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (ages 5-10) and 10:30 to noon (ages 11+). Admission is Free. Reservations Recommended.

Green Halloween 2019!

Green Halloween 2019!

Celebrate our Green Halloween on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Lunch 'n Learn: Vampires of New England

Lunch 'n Learn: Vampires of New England

Thursday, October 31st at 12:30 pm

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

The Osprey have returned for their 2019 season. Check on their nest with our 24/7 live feed!!!

'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

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate!

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!

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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.