Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Bird Festival 2014

Bird Festival 2014

Sunday, September 21st is Family Day Free Admission 11am - 3pm

Seaside LeMans

Seaside LeMans

We thank the Davenport Companies, 14th Annual 2014 Seaside Le Mans race for their generous donation to our youth programs and scholarship fund. We are honored to have been part of this spectacular event and look forward the opportunities we can provide to local students and families.

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.

"We Feed"

"We Feed"

Watch our critters eat lunch! Weekdays at Noon, except Thursdays.

Wednesday Walks with Connie Boyce

Wednesday Walks with Connie Boyce

Wednesday Walks w/Connie Boyce starts a new season, September 3rd. Meet in the lot across from Museum. Check calendar for destination and meet time. Red flag at main entrance means walk cancelled.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers. Next opportunity is September 25th at 10am.

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, September 27th, 2014 at 10am. Limited to 20. Call for reservation! 508 896 3867 x 133

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: "Duckumentary" September 27th 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, September 30th at 9:30am.

Massachusetts Archaeology Month

Massachusetts Archaeology Month

Listen and Learn all month long! Check out all the lectures, walks and events.

A Taste for Nature

A Taste for Nature

Join the celebration!

Putting it on the Table: Takes a Bite out of JAM!

Putting it on the Table: Takes a Bite out of JAM!

Saturday, October 11th at 1pm. Call for reservations 508 896 3867 x133

Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Walk thru the Gray Whale! Find out why they are extinct in the Atlantic and alive and well in the Pacific. Next visit is October 12th! Free w/Admission

Green Halloween 2014

Green Halloween 2014

Celebrate with us! Wear your costume! Sunday, October 26th 3-6pm. Last admission 5pm. No reservations needed

Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

A monthly lecture series featuring local Archaeology and History. Next program: Friday, November 28th at 1pm. Free w/Admission.

OspreyCam

OspreyCam

Watch the progress of our 3 babies as the Osprey camera keeps the perch and nest on view.

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.

The Cake's on Us!

The Cake's on Us!

Celebrate our 60th anniversary all year long!

Museum Awards

Museum Awards

Thank you for your votes! You voted us #1 on Cape Cod's A-List 2014. We are celebrating 60 years and appreciate the support of our members, visitors and locals!!!

CCMNH in the News

CCMNH in the News

In this video Laura Reckford from CapeCod.com's Sunday Journal program interviews Barbara Knoss, Director of Education and Volunteers at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and talks about CCMNH youth programs including the KidSummer Day Program and local educational outreach programs.

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.

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

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Inflatable Humpback Whale

Meet our new Inflatable Humpback Whale. Next visit December 29th. 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.

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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