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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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Address: 869 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
Phone Number: 800-479-3867
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Museum offers a day-long camp for kids.

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Cape cod visitor and now resident

Excellent take for all ages. Great exhibits and also outdoor walking trails, informative and interactive talks etc. particularly good for kids ages 6-16 and adults. I've visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Janice B
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Chatham,MA
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Chatham,MA
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent take for all ages. Great exhibits and also outdoor walking trails, informative and interactive talks etc. particularly good for kids ages 6-16 and adults. I've visited many times over many years and it is always enjoyable and educational!

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We visited in October 2015. It was a beautiful day, and we walked out to the beach, through the meadows and boardwalk through the salt marshes. Interesting exhibits and small aquarium inside staffed by local, knowledgeable and friendly volunteers

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Bellaire, Michigan
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This museum has a study of the excavation at a local farm resulting in a picture of how the original settlers lived. Also there is a display of native American culture from the area. A short film about conservation of fishing resources runs continuously.

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1 Thank Saluki66686
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I was there last year and I had to come back this year. I love the great film presentations and the live bird watching. The aquarium and other exhibits are very interesting. Great place to take children and great for all naturalists.

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1 Thank blazingburgundy1
Bentonville, Virginia
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Indoor and outdoor exhibits, including lots of information about whaling, and some skeletons. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The museums exhibits, galleries, aquarium and even the gift shop have so much to offer for all age groups. However for us our absolute favorite is going on the Trails to the open ocean. You walk along the wood planks through the marsh and see beautiful vistas of grasses, singing birds to the sandy pathways with fragrant cedar trees with... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum very much, so much to see & learn. Joan was outstanding in telling us about the animals in the large tank she was in charge of. We enjoyed seeing all the animals & watching them. A visit to the Marsh room is a must if you are a bird watcher.There are comfortable chairs to just sit... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The young lady in the aquarium was very knowledgable about sea creatures. I learned a lot. I wish we could have walked some of the trails but it was just too cold and windy that day. The observation room provided great views of the marsh. I recommend this place for young and old alike.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We spent a rainy afternoon at the museum, and we're pleased by its many informative exhibits. The cutaway view of a working beehive was fascinating, as was the aquarium downstairs. My only cavil is that they close at 3 on Saturday in October, and we could have used more time.

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Niskayuna, New York
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120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a rainy day activity and decided on the museum. It was informative and the people that worked there were great. It is worth going to on a rainy day but only once.

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