Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

KidSummer Day Program

KidSummer Day Program

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

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.

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! Starts June 29th Read more for complete schedule.

2015 Maritime History Symposium

2015 Maritime History Symposium

19th Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium Saturday, June 6, 2015 Call for reservations! 508 896 3867 x133

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.

Garden in the Woods Tour

Garden in the Woods Tour

Wednesday, June 10th 8am - 4pm Space limited !! Call for reservations by June 1st!

Adult Drawing Class

Adult Drawing Class

Experience the Nature and learn to draw with artist Eve Aspinwall. Starts May 27th

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is May 14th at 10am.

Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

WE ARE OPEN 11am - 3pm Wednesday - Sunday

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.

Nature Screen

Nature Screen

Showing compelling, educational and visually stunning nature documentaries that inspire appreciation, curiosity and stewardship of our natural world and its inhabitants. Next showing: Animal Odd Couples June 14th at 1pm

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, June 2nd at 9:30am.

The Gills Club

The Gills Club

The next meeting of THE GILLS CLUB will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 10am. Call for reservations! 508 896 3867 x 133

Closed Memorial Day

Closed Memorial Day

The Museum is closed for the Monday Holiday, 5/25/15.

Live Bee Hive Openings 2015

Live Bee Hive Openings 2015

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

Plant Marketplace

Plant Marketplace

Come shop! Saturday, June 6th 9am - 2pm

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

The Osprey has arrived! There are eggs.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Tuesday, June 16th 10am - 4pm to support Cape Cod Healthcare!

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

The Therapy Dogs are BACK. Join them at 1pm, Saturday, June 20th! Free w/Museum admission.

Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next program: Monday, June 29th at 1pm. Free w/Admission.

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyagers to the Bottom of the Sea

Outstanding Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution share their stories. First in a series: The Perfect Storm June 30th 1pm

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit July 1st. 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.

Family Drawing

Family Drawing

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

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Next visit is July 6th.

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

CCMNH in the News

CCMNH in the News

The Museum thanks the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod for their generous support of our programs!!

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.

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.

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