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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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this is a long time favorite place to visit, great on a rainy day for kids, parents/grandparents... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
k g
White Plains, New York
Interesting for children and adults

Visited with our granddaughters (ages 7 & 9) during the holidays. There was an inflatable full size... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Bob C
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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 17 January 2017

this is a long time favorite place to visit, great on a rainy day for kids, parents/grandparents. they also have good walking trails to the beach, or to follow a native garden pathway, and in the summer the new attraction of the outdoors butterfly tent....More

Thank k g
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with our granddaughters (ages 7 & 9) during the holidays. There was an inflatable full size whale which allowed walking through, complete with signs explaining the various components of the whale. Extensive collection of birds on display that are native to Cape Cod and...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We found this museum on a rainy day. The staff and volunteers were extremely kind and knowledgeable. The exhibits were well done and there were many interactive exhibits and opportunities for kids to make things and see aquarium animals up close. The aquarium itself was...More

Thank jennifer821
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Museum recently, especially enjoyed the tide pool and carved bird exhibits. Also the Biomimicry.

Thank releaser2016
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a fantastic little museum! I have lived only a couple miles away for 16 years and only finally went this past summer! I was so impressed. With how much there is inside and out that I went back a couple of months later...More

Thank viriginaw2016
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had read reviews for this small museum and so stopped in. The staff members really enhance the experience as they clearly love the museum and want to convey their enthusiasm. We especially enjoyed talking to Bruce who was in the room dedicated to the...More

Thank MomRocco
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum is pleasant, relaxing, and a good place to learn about the natural history of the Cape. The museum seemed to be especially kid-friendly. The Wing Island Trail start at the building, goes out though the woods, across the marsh to Wing's Island, and...More

Thank Rokmann
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a very small museum, suitable for younger children. We got through the museum itself in about 20 minutes (hard to keep the attention of a 2 ½ year old). We also took the hike in back of the museum. The tide was in...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After a deal of time in the museum looking at exhibits, we decided to take it outside. The trails around the museum are awesome. First we did the John Wing Trail out to the island and along the tidal pools and beach, what fun! Then...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great place to learn about wildlife on the Cape. Lots of tanks, great exhibits. Fun viewing out of the windows and a path to the beach.

Thank CafeMama7381
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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.