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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 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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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the museum--as small as it is, they offer a nice number of exhibits, their staff is well-organized, and the have expert guest speakers who fly in from all over to do a presentation on their material. I learned so much. The live bird-watching station is fantastic. I was able to see Osprey in the nest guarding their... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

not that much to see. It was nice, but understand it is very small. Good to do on a cloudy day. Bring your mud boots if you go on the tour.

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Coral Springs
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a wonderful introduction to Cape Cod. The museum has very interesting and kid friendly exhibits, aquarium, hands-on activities for kids, and informative trails. We enjoyed the hike through the Salt Marsh to the Mud Flats. Especially interesting was the live feed from the web cam of the ospreys and their nest. (If you are enjoying an extended stay... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While not a large museum, you will leave with a new appreciation of your surroundings. We really enjoyed the trail behind the museum. If you can make the hike during low tide, it is particularly interesting.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Here with grandsons, 10 and 8, daughter and son-in-law. The museum itself had very good exhibits of various sea life including video of ospreys in nest. Had an excellent guide for the great nature walk and learned a lot about various plants and trees as well as the marsh . We were the only ones on the nature walk. Definitely... More

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Riverside, Rhode Island
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you like to go for Nature walks this is a must on Cape Cod. The trails are very well marked and Cleared. It is located in Brewster MA We went for the walk known as "Wing's Island" And you can only do this walk when it is Low Tide. They will have signs posted indicating when you can walk.... More

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very nice place. We would like to return. So much to see and do. My ten year old daughter didn't want to go. Then we couldn't get her to leave.

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Lynnfield
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you like to hike, observe nature, and be around the water then this is a stop for you and your family. My kids love to go into the museum and look at the indoor exhibits and they also love the hiking, guided tours. There is a minimal charge and its so worth it. You walk in a large group... More

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Little Bealings
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you are in the Brewster area this is a great start. The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable and the aquarium is a must - especially the shore-life tank. Since going we have been able to identify so much more on our beach walks. The walk to the sea shore is easy and is a wonderful place in itself. Great... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is a gem. Lots of wonderful exhibits inside for looking at all kinds of creatures up close. They have wonderful trails through marshes and out to the beach on Cape Cod Bay. The staff is friendly and knowledgable and the gift shop is great - lots of fun things for kids at reasonable prices. We love bringing our... More

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