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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
800-479-3867
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Brewster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Museum offers a day-long camp for kids.
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Wilmington, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great programs for adults and children alike. I revisit the museum and trails every time I am on the Cape. Trail network is fabulous.

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Newton, MA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We went off season to the cape and most things are closed. Our family of four spent an hour there. We enjoyed the bee exhibit and the shark exhibit. It is small town museum and not a Boston or NYC museum, but it was nice for the off season!

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The exhibits are informative and interesting and some are "hands on". The staff are visible and happy to answer questions - they are knowledgeable and in tune to younger children. The nature trail behind the Museum is my favorite. It is a tradition in our family to take the trail to the end and then walk along the beach for... More

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Derry, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The museum was absolutely wonderful. All three grandsons ages 2 1/2, 7 and 9 found special things they were interested in observing or participating in. We spent about 3 hours there and the boys were busy the entire time. I was especially impressed with the room with activities for the children to do. The aquarium was such an appropriate size.... More

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New York, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

this is a great mostly free visit to make when in the area. Behind the main museum is a fantastic nature walk that takes you by an active Osprey next, salt water marsh, high medow and to the bay.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Tiny but informative museum - the hall of birds is amazing, as is the apiary and the aquarium. Only downside was we were there at high tide and couldn't walk out to Wing Isle - next time we will be sure to check the tide schedule!

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york, pa
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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This is not a large museum, but all the exhibits were interesting and the docents very knowledgeable. While we were there, there were shark and honeybee exhibits, along with permanent exhibits of local birds and the aquarium. Take some time to spend looking at the tidal pool exhibit and all the creatures. We also walked the trail down to the... More

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Delmar, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum and it was one of my highlights when I visited Cape Cod. There is only about two floors of information with the first floor being informational about specific Cape Cod archaeology and species and the second floor being an aquarium; the aquarium was awesome--the animals were extremity active and healthy and the volunteers on hand... More

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North Haven
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

As always things "Look better on the internet"....for the 10.00 admission price there is barely a floor and 1/2 to see. Not so great for adults, maybe for Kids. Was very crowded and loud and don't expect an elevator should you have trouble with stairs...the downstairs aquarium was the best, as were the wall of windows overlooking the bird feeders,... More

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Pittsford, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We finally went and it was GREAT! I was worried it would just be a kids thing but I WAS WRONG. We looked all through the museum. I really enjoyed all the displays, artifacts and informational plaques. It was interesting and educational. The docents were helpful and informative. The aquarium was small but wonderful and I learned some things I... More

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