Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

2021 Annual Appeal

2021 Annual Appeal

Please support our efforts to enhance our goals in nature and science.

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.

KidSummer 2022

KidSummer 2022

KidSummer registration is open to members through February 10th with and extra discount! Registration forms are available in Tidings or you can email kidsummer@ccmnh.org to have a for emailed.

VOTE FOR US!

VOTE FOR US!

Help us win BEST OF CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS again! Best Museum, Family Activity, Kids Activity & Rainy Day Activity. Voting closes February 28th, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Trevor the Juggler

Trevor the Juggler

Fun for the whole family! Sunday, February 20th 11:30am. 'Read More' for tickets.

Interstellar Explorations

Interstellar Explorations

Out-of-this-world fun! Next opportunity: Saturday, February 19th 11:30am & 1:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Call for Reservations: 508.896.3867 x133

Snow Science STEAM

Snow Science STEAM

Come explore our "snowitorium" activities. Tuesday - Friday, February 22nd - 25th 11:00am - 2:30pm. Free with Museum admission.

Moon Adventure

Moon Adventure

Take on the Moon Adventure Game. Next opportunity: Sunday, February 20th 11:30am & 1:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Call for Reservations: 508.896.3867 x133

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
Nature Screen: Snow Bears

Nature Screen: Snow Bears

A unique glimpse into the world of Polar bear cubs. Monday, February 21st 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission.

Science Rocks!

Science Rocks!

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

Spring Early Childhood Program

Spring Early Childhood Program

Weekly immersive and play-based early childhood experience. Eight Wednesdays 9am - 11am starting March 9th (Except April 20th). Call to Register 508.896.3867 x133

Volunteer Fair

Volunteer Fair

Join us for our Volunteer Fair Tuesday, March 8th from 10am - noon!

The Littles Lab!

The Littles Lab!

New this year, just for our younger visitors! Monday April 18 – Friday April 22, 2022 11:00am – 2:30pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Guided Family Field Walks

Guided Family Field Walks

Monday, April 18th – Friday, April 22nd 10:30am. Free with Museum Admission. Please call to register space limited 508.896.3867 x133

Membership Information

Membership Information

Join or renew now for membership benefits all season long!

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Something is always new and exciting!

James Webb Telescope

James Webb Telescope

Follow the progress as the James Webb Space Telescope "unfolds the universe"!

Press

Press

CCMNH in the News!

Charles Law - James Webb Space Telescope

Charles Law - James Webb Space Telescope

If you were unable to attend this terrific program on November 13th, you can check it out here!

Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities

Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities

CCMNH invites you to be a Citizen Scientist!

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

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

Beach Plums

Beach Plums

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

Cape Tides

Cape Tides

Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point

CCMNH Trails

CCMNH Trails

Please remember: NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property. NO DOGS allowed on town Trails/Beaches, May 1 - September 30.

'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

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"

Old Mother West Wind, Laughing Brook, and the Stories that Inspired Generations

Old Mother West Wind, Laughing Brook, and the Stories that Inspired Generations

Northern Woodlands article from the Autumn 2021 edition.

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

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!

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.