Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

STAR LAB 2015

STAR LAB 2015

The Museum of Science, Boston inflatable planetarium returns August 4th. Tickets are available online now. Space very limited.

Mudflat Mania!

Mudflat Mania!

Dig! Splash! Discover! Find out what really lives in the sand and mud at low tide. Join our guides for a family friendly walk on the flats! No reservations needed! Next : August 5th 10am and August 7th 11:45am Read more for complete schedule.

The Bubble Man!

The Bubble Man!

Don't miss the excitement, magic and science of bubbles...... Tuesday, August 11th 3pm and 5pm Register online or call today. Online ticket deal closes at midnight Monday 8/10.

Family Field Walks

Family Field Walks

New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain! Join our Naturalists for guided family walks, June 22nd to September 4th. Check at Admissions for daily schedule.

Our Mission

The mission of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is to inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment through discovery and learning.

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Outstanding Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution share their stories. Second in a series: Marine Geology & Geophysics July 30th 1pm

A Taste for Nature 2015

A Taste for Nature 2015

Help us send 100 kids to KidSummer! Read more to buy tickets or make a donation now.

Spotted Seahorse

Spotted Seahorse

David Wedge from the New England Aquarium speaks about the seahorse and efforts to support the species. August 3rd 1pm free w/Museum admission

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit July 31st. Advance Reservations Required! Spaces limited to 20 per time slot. Because of the educational content level, this program is restricted to ages 5 and up.

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit is August 3rd.

Family Drawing

Family Drawing

A multigenerational opportunity to enjoy art and nature with your family! Wednesdays starting July 1st. Read more to register.

Nature Knowledge

Nature Knowledge

Nature Knowledge Programs everyday 11:30am and 1:00pm, June 29th thru September 4th. Check the schedule for daily topics.

Nature Screen Summer Film Festival

Nature Screen Summer Film Festival

NEXT: Friday, August 5th @ 11:30am "DUCKumentary"

Summer STEAM

Summer STEAM

Check out the interactive STEAM activities for all ages. Come have some learning fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

"We Feed"

"We Feed"

Watch our critters eat lunch! Daily Noon - 1pm. June 1st to September 6th

Live Bee Hive Openings 2015

Live Bee Hive Openings 2015

Meet our Bees! Read more for complete schedule of Hive Openings!

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery

Visit our Naturescape gallery, featuring local New England artists, whose work reflects the nature of the Northeast. Open during museum hours.

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Bring your favorite book and READ to the Cape Cod Therapy Dogs! 1pm, Saturday, August 15th! Free w/Museum admission.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Tuesday, August 18th 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Tuesday Tweets

Tuesday Tweets

Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Towers Moran, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Next opportunity, August 18th at 9:30am.

Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next program: Wednesday, August 19th at 1pm. Free w/Admission.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is August 20th at 10am.

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer 2015 runs June 29 - August 14. Online registration is open!!

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

We have 3 chicks! Come watch them grow.

Great White Shark Fundraiser

Great White Shark Fundraiser

Hear the stories from the 2015 summer of sharks! With Dr. Greg Skomal and spotter pilot, Wayne Davis. Tuesday, September 29th 6:30pm Reservations recommended

The Raptor Lab

The Raptor Lab

Devouring Science, one post at a time. Interested?

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Learn about the Wing Island Bird Banding Station.

Cape Tides

Cape Tides

Current tide chart information for Barnstable Harbor, Beach Point

Museum Trail

Museum Trail

There are dozens of extraordinary museums on Cape Cod spanning history, the arts and topics that define the peninsula, from maritime life to baseball.

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 and NO DOGS allowed year round on Museum property.

Museum Awards

Museum Awards

Established in 1954, we continue our mission to inspire appreciation, educate and care for our natural environment. The support of our members, visitors and locals is critical to this effort!!! A wholehearted THANK YOU for your dedication to CCMNH!

Directions & Parking

Directions & Parking

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is a private, non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation. Although some trails are also town-owned, the three CCMNH parking lots are private property and restricted to Museum members, visitors, volunteers and staff. However, anyone wishing to access the trails but not enter the Museum can park at Drummer Boy Park down the street on 6A and walk to the trails.

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