Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Spring Migrants with Naturalist Phil Kyle

Spring Migrants with Naturalist Phil Kyle

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9:30 am. 'Read More' for tickets.

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.

White Shark Research Update

White Shark Research Update

LOOK WHO'S BACK! Thursday, June 9, 2022 Join Dr. Greg Skomal! 'Read More' for Tickets!

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Next opportunities Fridays, May 27th at 1pm & June 3rd at 10am. 'Read More' for tickets and additional opportunities.

Nature Screen: Butterfly Blueprints

Nature Screen: Butterfly Blueprints

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission.

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

'Read More' for opportunities. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call 508.896.3867 x133

Feed the Butterflies

Feed the Butterflies

'Read More' for opportunities. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call 508.896.3867 x133

Ceramic Horseshoe Crabs

Ceramic Horseshoe Crabs

Naturescape Gallery is a rotating art exhibit featuring artists from Cape Cod as well as the New England area.Tuesday, May 4, 2022 - Thursday, June 30, 2022 Mark Rea

Please Support Our Sponsors

Liquor N More Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Crocker Nurseries Cape Cod Life Magazine International Fund for Animal Welfare Seaside Lemans CARE for Cape and Islands Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union Wild Birds Unlimited Cape Cod 5 Cape Cod Foundation Just Picked Gifts Cape Classical 107.5
Animal Adoption

Animal Adoption

Want to add a new animal to your family, but don’t have the time or space to care for it? Think about symbolically adopting an animal!

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Immediate Openings Click 'Read More'

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer 2022 is SOLD OUT! There is no wait list. KidSummer 2023 registration will begin mid February 2023.

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

Mondays & Thursdays June 2nd– August 29, 2022 10am-1pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Mud Kitchen

Mud Kitchen

Opportunities Mondays - Fridays from June 7th to September 2nd. 'Read More' for tickets.

Nature Screen: The Nest

Nature Screen: The Nest

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission.

Why Birds Sing

Why Birds Sing

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 9:30 am. 'Read More' for tickets.

Bird Walk and Talk

Bird Walk and Talk

Next Opportunities: Wednesday, June 29th 9:30am. Call for reservations 508.896.3867 x133.

Walk With Our Archaeologist

Walk With Our Archaeologist

Next Opportunity: Thursday June 30, 2022 at 9:30am. 'Read More' for Tickets.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

Look who's back! Male on the nest March 21st! Female on March 27th!

Science Shop

Science Shop

Something new every day!

Guided Family Field Walks

Guided Family Field Walks

Opportunities: Monday - Friday 10:30am & 1:00pm June 20 - September 2, 2022. Free with Museum Admission.

International Horseshoe Crab Day

International Horseshoe Crab Day

Monday, June 20, 2022 10am -3pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Superheroes! Horseshoe Crabs of Cape Cod

Superheroes! Horseshoe Crabs of Cape Cod

Monday, June 20, 2022 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Celebrate the Horseshoe Crab

Celebrate the Horseshoe Crab

Tuesday, June 21st - Friday, June 24th 10am -3pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Moon Adventure

Moon Adventure

Next opportunities: June 21st & 22nd at 11:30am & 1pm. REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED Please call 508.896.3867 x133. Free with Museum Admission

Interstellar Explorations

Interstellar Explorations

Next opportunities: June 23rd & 24th at 11:30am & 1pm. REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED Please call 508.896.3867 x133. Free with Museum Admission

Tick Training

Tick Training

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: CRASH: A Tale of Two Species

Nature Screen: CRASH: A Tale of Two Species

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:30pm. Free with Museum Admission.

 Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 2pm. 'Read More' for Tickets!

Science Rocks!

Science Rocks!

Love Science? Get ready to EXPLORE, DISCOVER & PLAY in our interactive science lab! Free with Museum Admission

Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities

Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities

CCMNH invites you to be a Citizen Scientist!

Membership Information

Membership Information

Join or renew now for membership benefits all season long!

Beach Plums

Beach Plums

Learn about the Beach Plums at CCMNH and their destiny to become jelly!

Thornton W. Burgess Society Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

Thornton W. Burgess Society Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

"to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment as taught in the writings of conservationist and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess"

Press

Press

Leo Cakounes of WXTK-FM Spectrum interviews Bob Dwyer, President and Executive Director

Shop AmazonSmile and Donate!

Shop AmazonSmile and Donate!

You can now use Amazon Smile to support CCMNH through the Amazon app! Go to Programs & Features and select Cape Cod Museum of Natural History as your charity!

'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

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

Cape Tides

Cape Tides

Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point

Trails

Trails

NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property. NO DOGS allowed on the Trails, May 1 - September 30.

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

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.