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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
800-479-3867
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Ranked #5 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
Upstate NY
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We went here just to do the Wing's Island walk, as I read in hiking guides about how good it is. The museum folks let anyone do the walking trails at no cost, but the catch is that you can't park in the museum lot (unless you are paying to go the museum). So you can park for free at... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was suggested to us by the locals on a day that was not beach weather. It was an ideal way to spend our day and very very interactive. The staff were very involved and so informative. I encourage first time visitors to go check this out.

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Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

For a small place, we spent a good chunk of our day. It is totally worthwhile to get the guided walking tour through the various habitats our back. The tour is about 1.5 hours but the guides are great and you will learn a lot. Ideally, have some water shoes or something you do not mind getting wet as some... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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