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  • Mudflat Mania!

    Learn about the fascinating world of creatures living on, in and under the Cape's mudflats. No reservations needed. Come 20 minutes ahead of stated start time to register. Guides depart on the dot of stated start time!

    • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Walk
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 02, 2014

  • Family Drawing

    Led by local artist Eve Aspinwall, come have some family fun learning to draw nature! Photo credit: Yahya Ali.

    • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Class

Monday, August 04, 2014

  • Bird Carving 101

    Learn the basics of bird carving from local carver, Roger Jenks.

    • 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk
  • Mudflat Mania!

    Learn about the fascinating world of creatures living on, in and under the Cape's mudflats. No reservations needed. Come 20 minutes ahead of stated start time to register. Guides depart on the dot of stated start time!

    • 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Walk

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

  • Inflatable Humpback Whale

    Meet our new inflatable Humpback !! Learn about whales from the inside out! Reservations required. Spaces limited to 20 per time slot Because of the educational content level, this program is restricted to ages 5 and up.

    • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk
  • The Bubble Man!

    Mike the Bubble Man brings the science and magic of bubbles to CCMNH with his interactive indoor show! Reservations required! 508 896 3867 #133

    • 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Workshop

Thursday, August 07, 2014

  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk
  • Live Beehive Openings

    Wear the veils. Learn about our LIVE bee hives up close and personal!

    • 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Nature Program
  • Mudflat Mania!

    Learn about the fascinating world of creatures living on, in and under the Cape's mudflats. No reservations needed. Come 20 minutes ahead of stated start time to register. Guides depart on the dot of stated start time!

    • 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Walk

Friday, August 08, 2014

  • Barnstable 4-H Coastal Explorer Van

    Visit the Barnstable 4H Coastal Explorer in the Museum parking lot!

    • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk
  • Oysters

    Walk, talk and taste oysters!

    • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Workshop

Saturday, August 09, 2014

  • Family Drawing

    Led by local artist Eve Aspinwall, come have some family fun learning to draw nature! Photo credit: Yahya Ali.

    • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Class

Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Bird Carving 101

    Learn the basics of bird carving from local carver, Roger Jenks.

    • 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk
  • At the Edge of Space

    A spectacular space exploration adventure of the earth-space boundary.

    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Film

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk
  • Night Sky

    SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Boston Museum of Science brings STARLAB, a portable planetarium, to CCMNH!

    • 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • 4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
    • 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    • 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
    Nature Program

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Gray Whale

    Walk thru our 50' Gray Whale! No reservations necessary!

    • 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Barnstable 4-H Coastal Explorer Van

    Visit the Barnstable 4H Coastal Explorer in the Museum parking lot!

    • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Inflatable Humpback Whale

    Meet our new inflatable Humpback !! Learn about whales from the inside out! Reservations required. Spaces limited to 20 per time slot Because of the educational content level, this program is restricted to ages 5 and up.

    • 10:00 AM to 3:15 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk
  • Live Beehive Openings

    Wear the veils. Learn about our LIVE bee hives up close and personal!

    • 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Nature Program

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Mudflat Mania!

    Learn about the fascinating world of creatures living on, in and under the Cape's mudflats. No reservations needed. Come 20 minutes ahead of stated start time to register. Guides depart on the dot of stated start time!

    • 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Walk
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk

Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Family Drawing

    Led by local artist Eve Aspinwall, come have some family fun learning to draw nature! Photo credit: Yahya Ali.

    • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Class
  • Honey Bee Day

    Celebrate National Honey Bee Day! Activities for the whole family. Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D. speaks at 11am.

    • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Annual Event
  • Cape Cod Therapy Dogs

    Join the fun-filled program featuring the Cape Cod Therapy Dogs!

    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Workshop

Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Bird Carving 101

    Learn the basics of bird carving from local carver, Roger Jenks.

    • 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Tuesday Tweets

    Bird watching and walking with Gretchen Moran Towers.

    • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Walk
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk
  • Mudflat Mania!

    Learn about the fascinating world of creatures living on, in and under the Cape's mudflats. No reservations needed. Come 20 minutes ahead of stated start time to register. Guides depart on the dot of stated start time!

    • 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Walk
  • Ambassador Wolf

    An extraordinary opportunity to meet a wolf in person and learn about the fascinating natural history of this magnificent animal.

    • 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Nature Program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Birdwatching for Beginners

    Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran Towers.

    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Workshop
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk
  • Live Beehive Openings

    Wear the veils. Learn about our LIVE bee hives up close and personal!

    • 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Nature Program
  • Mudflat Mania!

    Learn about the fascinating world of creatures living on, in and under the Cape's mudflats. No reservations needed. Come 20 minutes ahead of stated start time to register. Guides depart on the dot of stated start time!

    • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Walk

Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk

Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Bird Carving 101

    Learn the basics of bird carving from local carver, Roger Jenks.

    • 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Tuesday Tweets

    Bird watching and walking with Gretchen Moran Towers.

    • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Walk
  • Blood Drive

    Support Cape Cod Healthcare. Participate in their Blood Drive, Tuesday, 8/26, 10am - 4pm.

    • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Special Program
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Walk

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk
  • Live Beehive Openings

    Wear the veils. Learn about our LIVE bee hives up close and personal!

    • 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Nature Program

Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Gray Whale

    Walk thru our 50' Gray Whale! No reservations necessary!

    • 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Nature Program
  • Free Fun Friday

    Free Fun Friday is sponsored by Highland Street Foundation. No admission charged today!

    • 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Annual Event
  • Family Field Walks

    A fun family walk on the John Wing Trail with one of the Museum's naturalists.

    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Walk