Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Milky Ways to Holidays

Milky Ways to Holidays

Enjoy Timothy Little's stories and images of Cape and Islands after dark on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Brewster for the Holidays

Brewster for the Holidays

Sunday, December 5th 11am - 3pm Admission is FREE for this special holiday event

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.

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

Enjoy this PBS Original NATURE Documentary Wednesday, December 8th and 29th 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission.

Science Shop

Science Shop

The restyled Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Shop offers a unique selection of STEAM activities, books and toys.

Nature Screen: Snow Monkeys

Nature Screen: Snow Monkeys

Join us for PBS NATURE documentary December 11th & 28th at 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission.

Meet the Pilot Whale

Meet the Pilot Whale

Come and meet the Museum’s newly renovated replica of a Pilot Whale! December 12th at 11:30 am Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: Invisible Universe Revealed

Nature Screen: Invisible Universe Revealed

Join us for this PBS original NOVA documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope! Wednesday, December 15th at 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission

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.

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
Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

Join us for this Rainforest Reptile Show Monday, December 27th 1:00pm. Space Limited / Does not include Museum Admission/ Appropriate for ages 4&up.

Science Rocks!

Science Rocks!

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

 Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Cape Cod captive wildlife care expert Bethany Jakubson will be here Thursday, December 30th at 1:00pm

Cape Nights Photography by Timothy Little

Cape Nights Photography by Timothy Little

Come see Tim's spectacular images of Cape Cod at night! Now through December 30th.

Hand Weaving  By Gretchen Romey-Tanzer

Hand Weaving By Gretchen Romey-Tanzer

Come enjoy Gretchen’s stunning hand woven pieces that are made with fine cotton thread, using a double weave technique. Through December 30, 2021

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!

KidSummer 2022

KidSummer 2022

Countdown to Launch!

Countdown to Launch!

Help us count down to the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope!

Membership Information

Membership Information

Join or renew now for membership benefits all season long!

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.

Press

Press

CCMNH in the News!

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Come and see what's new and exciting!

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.