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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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great walk out to the beach

Nice museum and a great walk through the marsh to a private beach (though it can't be done at high... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bruce b
philadelphia PA
Hidden treasures

We loved this museum! Interesting exhibits. Hands on exsperiences were equally interesting. It’s... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lydia A
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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“butterfly house”(18 reviews)
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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...more
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869 Main St, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631-1032
+1 508-896-3867
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum and a great walk through the marsh to a private beach (though it can't be done at high tide.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this museum! Interesting exhibits. Hands on exsperiences were equally interesting. It’s small and easy to navigate. We enjoyed the knowledgeable people that we encountered here . The butterfly house was a bonus! The real treasure here though, is the magnificent beach trail behind...More

Thank Lydia A
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Our main purpose for visiting this Museum was to walk the John Wing Trail to the beach. We enjoyed crossing the foot bridge and taking a short walk through nature. We were not sure how interested we would be in the various exhibits, which we...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I wasn't too enthusiastic when my husband suggested this museum. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. The museum is well maintained and contains a wide variety of animal and plant exhibits. There were docents in every room eager, but not overwhelmingly so, to share their...More

Thank JoAnne N
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Small but fun for kids, enough for two hours,no need for stroller because its a small place, we had so Much fun with play the puzzle games, and to watch butterflies

Thank saba s
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Awesome place ! You can walk out to the Bay to explore and then check ou the museum & Butterfly room. Great place to bring kids. Staff is very helpful & informative.

Thank run4fun122
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Everything about the museum - from Nature Walks and Mudflat Mania to the beekeeping experience and the butterfly house, as well as the informative and interesting museum exhibits, - is engaging for a variety of ages. The programming is interesting and informative. Even the gift...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth it if you have a few hours and younger kids. Nature walk is about 1.5 miles and the tanks contain the local animals you’d see at the beach.

Thank Jaan S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Our visit to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History was quite enjoyable and added a lot to our stay in Cape Cod. The exhibits were quite interesting and very educational. We had a lot of fund. Thanks to the staff who answered our numerous...More

Thank Chibu U
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We try to hit the Natural History Museum at least a few times a summer. We LOVE the trails and the marsh. This time, an added bonus was that they have totally updated the indoor exhibits. Same osprey cam as before, bit all the other...More

Thank jaseaton
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Steve F
May 21, 2017|
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Response from mer0dda | Reviewed this property |
Service dogs welcome IN the museum, but not on the grounds during school field trips.
April 18, 2017|
Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
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Veronica W
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Ellen O | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, so i would call for current hours.