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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 in Brewster, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, was founded in 1954. Our mission is to encourage and advance understanding of our natural environment through discovery and learning. The museum is housed in a 17,000 square foot building on its own 80-acre site and abutted by 320 acres of town- and Conservation-owned land.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is wonderful Cape Cod family activity destination. There are countless fun kids activities at the museum including bird watching, exploring the aquarium and learning more about marine science, and several interactive STEM education opportunities in the John Hay room. Exploring the 400-plus acres of museum-owned land and museum trails surrounding the museum makes for a great family activity, and offers more bird watching and hands on learning about marine science and the fascinating Cape Cod ecosystem.

KidSummer is a popular summer camp day program offered at the Museum for children aged 3-15, instilling a sense of wonder and discovery to last a lifetime. The KidSummer Cape Cod summer camp program exposes children to marine science, ecotourism, bird watching, and STEM curriculum.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers STEM and STEAM education opportunities, experiences, and STEM curriculum.

Events

The Inflatable Humpback Whale during February School Vacation
  • ?The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents the Inflatable 44’ Humpback Whale Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 10:45am–1:45pm.
  • Wednesday Feb 21, 2024
The Inflatable Walk Through Gray Whale during February School Vacation
Nature Screen presents "DUCKumentary" during February School Vacation
  • Nature Screen at CCMNH presents PBS’ DUCKumentary Friday, February 23, 2024, at 11:30am. Narrated by award-winning actor Paul Giamatti.
  • Friday Feb 23, 2024
Rainbows on the Wing: Creating Landscapes for Dragonflies With Entomologist Blake Dinius
  • As part of the Gardening for Life Speaker Series, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Rainbows on the Wing: Creating Landscapes for Dragonflies
  • Sunday Mar 3, 2024
Volunteer Fair at CCMNH!
  • The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster invites you to our Volunteer Fair Tuesday, March 5, 2024 10am–12pm.
  • Tuesday Mar 5, 2024
Nature Screen presents "Dragons & Damsels"
  • The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Dragons & Damsels, narrated by Sir David Attenborough Thursdays, March 7& 21, 2024 at 11:30am
  • Thursday Mar 7, 2024
Osprey - Egg Incubation, Chick Rearing, and Wild Fostering with Stephanie Ellis of Wild Care
  • The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Osprey-Egg Incubation, Chick Rearing and Wild Fostering with Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care, S
  • Saturday Mar 9, 2024
A Cape Cod Rain Garden ~ It’s a Garden with a Purpose with Kristin Andres
  • As part of the Gardening for Life Speaker Series, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents A Cape Cod Rain Garden ~ It’s a Garden with a Purpose, present
  • Sunday Mar 17, 2024

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