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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
800-479-3867
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Brewster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Museum offers a day-long camp for kids.
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English first
Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While this museum will never compare with some of its more well-known and much larger brethren, I have always enjoyed my visits there (throughout the year). Most notable are the outdoor walking trails, particularly those heading down to the tidal flats, and the Osprey-Cam (which is focused directly on the Osprey nest located in the marsh outside the museum. From... More

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Fleischmanns, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As science teacher & scientist with grandkids, it is the most well executed natural history museum we've been to. The inside bird and marine displays are top-notch, and the gift shop is smart, with no fluff. The salt flat hike is breathtaking and perfect for kids who need to burn up energy. We will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went there a week age and really enjoyed. It is both kid friendly and appealing for adults. The bird exhibit was awesome and there were lots of staff members to explain things or answer questions. The trail in the back is a must do. Great views of the flats.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Three generations visited this terrific museum and all found it to be both educational and fun. Staffed by several volunteers to give you information and answer questions, you can visit the aquarium with local sea creatures in tanks and an open water table, a reptile and amphibian room, a display of a well known bird carver's studio, a video cam... More

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Upstate NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place was a nice surprise. A bit expensive for the size, but it held our 5 and 8 year olds' interest. Little aquarium, bird viewing area with crafts, and the Wing Island walk was amazing. Would recommend.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fascinating and educational exhibits for all ages. We also made time to hike the Wing Island trail out to the mud flats and dunes. They have a gift shop with well-chosen items.

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Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum offers something for everyone. We went with three generations and all of us enjoyed the visit. Not too many things you can do where the grandparents, parents and kids all learn something but this fits the bill! The aquarium room is small but interesting with a real tidal pool as well as lots of fish, turtles, etc. The... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This small natural history museum is a gem. The place is small, so it fits the attention span of the younger set. In addition they always have fun projects for the kids. The aquarium is great for its size. The also run a series of 1 week camps in the summer and the grandkids loved it. We went back this... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The museum is a great place, lots of stuff for kids and I look forward to brining my grand children here sometime. This trip, the best part for my husband and me were our 4 hikes out to the bay via the Wing Island trail. We usually parked down the road at Drummer Boy park, where there is no fee.... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We love this place because it's the perfect 3 hour diversion from anything you need a diversion from... either too much sun, or not enough! Our three and six year old boys love it because there's always a craft and something alive to get really close to and maybe touch, and my husband I appreciate learning about all the creatures... More

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