We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 869 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
Phone Number: 800-479-3867
Website
Tuesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Museum offers a day-long camp for kids.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 100 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great trails

Highly enjoyed the trails behind the museum to the beach. And best yet there is no cost to use the trails.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
MickeyontheGo
,
Boston
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boston
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Highly enjoyed the trails behind the museum to the beach. And best yet there is no cost to use the trails.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, Maine
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was impressed with the Volunteer Staff who went out of their way to be helpful. This little museum gives the visitor a nice picture of the geologic history of the Cape and how the human and animal inhabitants have adapted over the ages. They have a video camera showing an osprey nest which is active with a pair of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was the area where the herring begin their run in from the ocean. On the inland side across the road they have nice signs about why, where, who, and how it all works. You can see lots of birds as they troll for a meal around the stream. They have a small gift shop, a long boardwalk over the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Colborne, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very interesting first floor of geographical info about the ice-age development of the area, but downstairs is an amazing aquarium!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsaw, Poland and Aroud
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

i'm not so sure about the museum itself, but the walk on the wing island is very very nice.Great trail in the tress / seashore, perfect for photos.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was only $25 for us and the kids. Lots of fun as there are several interactive areas of the kids to create things. There is a beehive that comes indoors (contained) and you can view the bees and the queen at work. There was an Osprey nest being watched by the mother while we were there and the aquarium... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Danvers, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Windham, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Cape Cod Museum of Natural History also viewed

 

Been to Cape Cod Museum of Natural History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cape Cod Museum of Natural History staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?