Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

IT'S BACK! Next Opportunity Monday, August 2nd 1:30 pm

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.

Seaside LeMans

Seaside LeMans

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

Let's Open a Hive

Let's Open a Hive

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

 Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return!

Amazing Animal Ambassadors Return!

Next Opportunity August 11th. Read More for tickets.

Moon Adventure

Moon Adventure

Out-of-this-world group fun! Next Opportunities August 3rd & 4th 10:30 am & 12:15 pm

Making Ice Pops

Making Ice Pops

Next Opportunity: August 5th at 2pm. Please call 508.896.3867 x133 to register.

Mud Kitchen

Mud Kitchen

Opportunities Monday - Thursday, not open weekends. Read More for 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
Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities

Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities

CCMNH invites you to be a Citizen Scientist!

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Tuesdays & Fridays through August. Fridays September & October. Read More for times and tickets.

Bird Carving - Mike Harnett

Bird Carving - Mike Harnett

Join Cape Cod woodcarver, Mike Harnett Tuesdays in July & August 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Interstellar Explorations

Interstellar Explorations

Out-of-this-world group fun! Next opportunities August 10th & 11th 10:30 am & 12:15 pm

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Next Opportunity: August 13th 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Free with Museum admission.

Forage to Table

Forage to Table

Next opportunity: Tuesday, August 17th 11:30 am

Nature Screen: Shark Mountain

Nature Screen: Shark Mountain

August 25th 11:30 am Free with Admission.

Guided Family Field Walks

Guided Family Field Walks

Opportunities weekdays through September 3rd. Read more for times and tickets.

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

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Opportunities daily. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call 508.896.3867 x133

Bird Carving Demonstration

Bird Carving Demonstration

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

Sunday Guided Family Field Walks

Sunday Guided Family Field Walks

12:00 pm Sundays through September 26. 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/Last Entry 1:30pm

Introduction to Mushrooming

Introduction to Mushrooming

with Wild Foods Foraging Guide, Rachel Goclawski. Saturday, September 11, 2021, 11:30 am. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics

Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics

with Wild Foods Foraging Guide, Rachel Goclawski. Sunday, September 19, 2021, 11:30 am. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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

Cape Cod Life Best of 2021

Cape Cod Life Best of 2021

Voted the BEST - by YOU!

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.