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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Main St, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631-1032
+1 508-896-3867
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Family Friendly Gem

If you are looking for a family friendly indoor and outdoor excursion, the Cape Cod Museum of... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Diane C
Wonderful Walks

Located on Route 6A in West Brewster, this is a nice stop on a rainy day, particularly with small... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Orlanda fl
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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 22 May 2017

If you are looking for a family friendly indoor and outdoor excursion, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is the place to go. Engaging exhibits, activities, and aquariums attract any nature enthusiast, young and old. During the summer months friendly naturalists will lead you...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Located on Route 6A in West Brewster, this is a nice stop on a rainy day, particularly with small children. Some hands-on displays make it more fun, and developing an interest in wildlife is always worthwhile. The highlight for us was the wonderful path from...More

Thank TheMitt
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This tiny museum packs a punch--geological, natural, and human history of the area. And there's a gorgeous walking trail through salt marsh and forest all the way to the bay where you can find tide pools at low tide. Wonderful bird viewing and an osprey...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited here with our kids (ages 12, 9 and 3) and there was a little something for everyone. It is a little bit small for the price but there is a lot of variety. My son liked doing the scavenger hunt and even my...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A great place to go for a walk to the water. Really beautiful trails, beaches, benches, through the marsh, overall highly recommend.

Thank goco2017
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visit the museum and then head out through the trails across the marsh to the tidal Flats. Make sure you check the tides and go out at lowest tide. Absolutely beautiful

Thank jaqi007
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great place to take the grand kids. Walked thru an inflatable whale, puzzles, games, live birds, frogs, turtles, fish to see. Ran out of time to walk the trails, but that will be on the list when we go back.

Thank SandwichJohn
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My boys loved the topographical map of sand that computer generated water and map levels.... we also enjoyed the walk to the beautiful beach and marsh area. We will come back in the summer.

Thank Mumofcjandjj
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
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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
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Response from Ellen O | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, so i would call for current hours.