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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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869 Main St, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631-1032
+1 508-896-3867
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Did you walk through the inflatable whale?

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History consists of a 17,000-square-foot main building with exhibit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Educational and a family destination A worthy visit!

I Found the place had really been upgraded since the last time we were there in the 1960's. It has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History integrates the three strands of its organizational identity - as museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land. As a small museum of natural history, we will preserve, exhibit, and interpret our own collections of natural history artifacts and display relevant traveling and loan exhibits. We may also collaborate with local and regional organizations on co-sponsored exhibits. As a nature education center, we will engage children and adults in high-quality programs, classes, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, films, walks, field trips, traditions and interactive exhibits that reveal the many facets of the natural world and the reciprocal impacts that humans and nature exert on each other. As befits a nature education center, we will explore our potential as a center for citizen scientists and amateur naturalists, and as a forum for informed discussion of important issues related to the natural world, especially on Cape Cod. As a steward of 400-plus acres of museum-owned land in Stony Brook Valley and Brewster conservation land adjacent to the museum, including Wing's Island, the salt marsh, and the beach along Cape Cod Bay between Quivett and Paine's Creeks, we will monitor and protect the land and focus our programming on its varied habitats - our outdoor classroom and teaching tool. Programs may also take place elsewhere on Cape Cod and in New England when appropriate.
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869 Main St, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631-1032
+1 508-896-3867
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History consists of a 17,000-square-foot main building with exhibit and office space and an additional 400 acres of town and conservation land that covers a wide range of habitats, including pitch pine woodlands, salt marshes, a barrier beach, beech...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I Found the place had really been upgraded since the last time we were there in the 1960's. It has 2 floors the bottom is essentially an aquarium and an array of stuffed birds and the ist floor has many exhibits that one has to...More

Thank 53jerryz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful nature trail and 1.5 mile walk. Grand views and a stroll along the beach. The museum was very interesting and the aquarium on the first level was well done. The young lady in the aquarium was extremely knowledgeable and extremely excited to share her...More

Thank Edward O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice time here. Of course a rainy day on Cape Cod leads to many visitors but it was spread out. Great little activities for kids but also educational. The staff was lovely and had lots of patience. The aquarium surprised me...More

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum and found it to be very interesting. The volunteers were very pleasant and informative and made the whole experience better! The hike outdoors to the ocean was great! The aquarium was small but nice. It is geared to have something...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have an 8 year old. We did normal admission and also a trip for him to feed the butterflies which was totally worth the $6 for each of us to enter. The woman maintaining the butterfly exhibit was wonderful - hands down just great....More

1  Thank joannehynes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a fun activity for our 6 year old and almost 2 year old, and spent nearly 3 hours here... both had a blast! The museum is small, but it was just the right amount for young kids. Our 6 year old...More

Thank alp0722
Reviewed 8 August 2017

To pay $15/adult for such a small museum is why I scored it "average." We walked through it with our kids pretty quickly, and yes, we did take time at each station to read the information. The highlight was the live tank where the kids...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This museum offers many ways to explore Cape Cod with walks and talks, great displays. There are books and animals and birds and bees and flowers and herbs and trees. I highly recommend a half day with kids inside the buildings and on the trails...More

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We enjoyed our visit and did a great deal of exploring. Highlight was the butterfly house and the craft section. Good for folks with kids in multiple age ranges - something for everyone.

Thank shay_68
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Steve F
21 May 2017|
Response from 19Kukla66 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, please know there are no dogs allowed on the grounds of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History or on Wing Island Trail, a great disappointment to us after years of enjoying it. You may read more in my review, "We... More
19 April 2017|
Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
From the website: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Cape Cod's Nature Place The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Today's Hours: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CCMNH on Facebook CCMNH on Twitter DONATE NOW Go THE MUSEUM PROGRAMS... More
Veronica W
23 February 2017|
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Response from Ellen O | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, so i would call for current hours.