Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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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 Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

Outside adventures await! Click for welcome packet and availability.

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Opportunities daily. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call 508.896.3867 x133

Feed the Butterflies

Feed the Butterflies

Daily feeding opportunities at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call 508.896.3867 x133

Cape Cod Life Best of 2021

Cape Cod Life Best of 2021

Voted the BEST - by YOU!

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Tuesdays & Fridays. Read More for times.

Seaside Le Mans

Seaside Le Mans

We are honored to be a 2021 beneficiary! Join us Saturday, September 11, 2021 and help make this event a success!

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
Sunday Guided Family Field Walks

Sunday Guided Family Field Walks

12:00 pm Sundays through September 26. Read More for Tickets.

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

Join Cape Cod wildlife woodcarver, Stephen C. Rich Mondays & Thursdays through September 2, 2021 10am-1pm.

Bird Carving - Mike Harnett

Bird Carving - Mike Harnett

Join Cape Cod woodcarver, Mike Harnett Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Mud Kitchen

Mud Kitchen

Opportunities Monday - Thursday beginning in June, not open weekends. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Guided Family Field Walks

Guided Family Field Walks

Walks begin June 14th please read more for opportunity dates and times.

Tick Training

Tick Training

Tuesday, June 22 1:00 pm

Moon Adventure

Moon Adventure

Out-of-this-world group fun! Next Opportunities: June 22nd & 23rd 10:30 am & 12:15 pm

Making Ice Pops

Making Ice Pops

Next Opportunity: June 24th. Please call 508.896.3867 x133 to register.

Interstellar Explorations

Interstellar Explorations

Out-of-this-world group fun! Next opportunities: June 29th & 30th 10:30 am & 12:15 pm

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Next Opportunity: 7/2 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/Last Entry 1:30pm

Shipwrecks of Cape Cod

Shipwrecks of Cape Cod

Stories of Tragedy and Triumph with Don Wilding Tuesday, July 6th 1:00 pm

Forage to Table

Forage to Table

Opportunities July 8th and August 17th 11:30 am

Self-Expression Through Imagery

Self-Expression Through Imagery

Thursday, July 15th 1:00 pm. Read More for tickets.

 Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return!

Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return!

Next Opportunities July 21st and August 11th. Read More for tickets.

Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

Wednesday, July 28th 9:30 am. Read More for tickets.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Next Opportunity Monday, August 2nd 1:30 pm

Let's Open a Hive

Let's Open a Hive

August 4th at 1:00 pm Read more for tickets.

Nature Screen: Shark Mountain

Nature Screen: Shark Mountain

August 25th 11:30 am Free with Admission.

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!

Wade Institute for Science Education

Wade Institute for Science Education

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History collaborates with the Wade Institute for Science Education on a professional development course!

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Come be a part of our team!

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

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.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

3 Chicks this season! Check out all the action here!

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.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Gift cards available for admission and add ons that are sold at the door or by phone. Not valid for online tickets.