Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Halloween Hi-Jinx

Halloween Hi-Jinx

The nocturnal critters of Cape Cod invite you to a special celebration Saturday, October 30th!

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.

Vampires of New England

Vampires of New England

Join Medievalist and charismatic storyteller, Susan Jarek-Glidden, Ph.D. Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1pm.

Nature Screen: Arctic Ghost Ship

Nature Screen: Arctic Ghost Ship

Thursday October 21st at 11:30 am

Space Saturdays

Space Saturdays

Join us Saturdays in October (excluding October 30th) during Museum Hours for out of this world fun!

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Fridays October 29th at 11am. 'Read More' for tickets.

Nature Screen: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

Nature Screen: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

Join us for this PBS NOVA Documentary, Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 11:30am

Cape Cod Art Center’s Plein Air Painters

Cape Cod Art Center’s Plein Air Painters

Naturescape Gallery is a rotating art exhibit featuring artists from Cape Cod as well as the New England area. September 8 – October 31, 2021 Cape Cod Art Center’s Plein Air Painters

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
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

Science Rocks!

Science Rocks!

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

James Webb Space Telescope Community Event

James Webb Space Telescope Community Event

Join us for this FREE community event Saturday, November 13th. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

Nature Screen: Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space

Nature Screen: Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space

Join us for this PBS Documentary November 3rd & 10th at 11:30 am

Understanding Coastal Resiliency

Understanding Coastal Resiliency

Join Dr. Mark Borrelli, Director of the Seafloor Mapping Program at The Center for Coastal Studies November 6th at 1:00pm 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! November 7th & 20th and December 12th at 11:30 am Free with Museum Admission.

Nature Screen: NATIVE AMERICA: Nature to Nations

Nature Screen: NATIVE AMERICA: Nature to Nations

Enjoy this PBS NOVA documentary November 17th at 11:30 am. Free with Museum Admission.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Next Opportunity: November 26th 30th 11:00am - 2:30pm. Free with Museum Admission.

 Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Cape Cod captive wildlife care expert Bethany Jakubson will be here November 27th at 9:30am and December 30th at 1:00pm

Milky Ways to Holidays

Milky Ways to Holidays

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

Brewster for the Holidays

Brewster for the Holidays

Visit with Santa for a picture (bring your own camera) from 11am–1pm. Admission is FREE for this special holiday event

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

Nature Screen: Christmas in Yellowstone

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

Nature Screen: Snow Monkeys

Nature Screen: Snow Monkeys

Join us for PBS NATURE documentary December 11th & 28th at 11:30am. 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! December 15th at 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission

Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

Join us for this Rainforest Reptile Show December 27th 1:00pm. $15 per person / Space Limited / Does not include Museum Admission/ Appropriate for ages 4&up.

Science Shop

Science Shop

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

Countdown to Launch!

Countdown to Launch!

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

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!

Aquarium News

Aquarium News

Come and see what's new and exciting!

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"

'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

Press

Press

Bob Dwyer, President and Executive Director, speaks on Sunday Journal & Lower Cape TV discusses Beatrix, Thornton & The Tale of Two Peter Rabbits

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!

Cape Cod Life Best of 2021

Cape Cod Life Best of 2021

Voted the BEST - by YOU!

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.

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.

Osprey Live Stream

Osprey Live Stream

Our feathered friends have left the nest and migrated south until next year. Please enjoy the beautiful and dynamic views of the marsh.

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.