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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Museum offers a day-long camp for kids.

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Small but great museum

The museum is small but you can learn a lot from it in a day. I understand there is kayaking around it and the beach that you can get to behind the museum is a beautiful walk. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a very small and simple museum. It was ok though, I didn't have much time to look, but I saw some cool stuff in there. I came here with my family in August 2013, and it wasn't the best attraction in Brewster, but I seemed to enjoy it. It is all about the many natural things involving Cape... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is small but you can learn a lot from it in a day. I understand there is kayaking around it and the beach that you can get to behind the museum is a beautiful walk. It requires going down a steep set of beach stairs so be prepared and bring food from a local place. You will be... More 

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Not massive but enough to keep you busy for a while. Liked the fact that there were little question sheets for kids to find various things in the museum and in this way retain more information linked to the visual instead of just the visual memory alone. Also liked the fact that there were helpers at various stations giving information... More 

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Windham, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Since hubby and I had a day to kill we went here. When we walked in the 2 people behind the desk seemed to be thrilled we were there.(we ended up having the place to ourselves) We walked through and took are time....spent probably 25 minutes looking for the queen bee,the shark area was interesting and informative.We went downstairs, the... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Pennsylvania
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35 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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