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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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Must see with kids!

We were looking for a fun activity for our 6 year old and almost 2 year old, and spent nearly 3... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Albany, New York
via mobile
Small museum but a great walking trail

To pay $15/adult for such a small museum is why I scored it "average." We walked through it with... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Robert F
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 18 August 2017 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
Reviewed 31 July 2017

When our kids were little we would take them to this museum, now we just park a little ways down the road and walk up to the path behind the building. I think the views are some of the most gorgeous on the cape, the...More

Thank travelbugs222
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I have visited the museum since it first started. I raised my four sons coming there every year to learn more about the environment of the Cape, since it has been my wonderful second home for 60 years, and I like to share that with...More

Thank 19Kukla66
Reviewed 24 July 2017

What a great hidden gem, but not really so hidden. We have driven past this small museum on route 6A many times. Finally got the chance to stop by. The staff a volunteers are all amazing. the walking trails out to Wing's Island are amazing...More

Thank travelpro7777
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Enjoyed our visit to this small gem on the Cape, loved the trails and some neat exhibits as well, good for kids, like the interactive exhibits and crafts

Thank Dianne K
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a rainy day - big mistake. Found out it's a hot spot on rainy days. Great place for young kids. We purchased a combo ticket for the museum and an animal show. Quite costly for 6 people for such a small museum. The...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The museum of natural history is a great museum but I what i love more than going into the museum is going hiking down one of the trails. It has a nice loop which takes you through the marshes and woods and also down to...More

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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
18 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
22 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.