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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
Grafton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is a nice little museum that focuses on the natural environment of Cape Cod. Much of the museum is geared towards kids, though nature lovers of all ages will enjoy it. There s a room with a big window with bird feeders outside, which allows visitors to see native birds. There are also... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great museum with bird viewing area, osprey nest (and webcam), excellent aquarium and loads of information on Cape Cod. Highly recommend the Wing Island walk. $10 for adults. Osprey cam: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ospreycam/theater

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

First of all, I have to admit I am not a "museum" person. Most of the time, I can whip through a museum in 10 minutes, taking a quick glance at the displays. While this was a small museum, I found it quite interesting. There was a great bird display, interesting fish to observe in tanks, and more. Unfortunately, it... More

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Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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2 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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