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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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869 Main St, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631-1032
+1 508-896-3867
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Knowledgeable Staff and Hiking Trails Enhanced this Experience

We had read reviews for this small museum and so stopped in. The staff members really enhance the... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
Chicago, IL
Informative and Pleasant

The museum is pleasant, relaxing, and a good place to learn about the natural history of the Cape... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The mission of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is to inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment through discovery and learning. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History integrates the three strands of its organizational identity - as museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land. As a small museum of natural history, we will preserve, exhibit, and interpret our own collections of natural history artifacts and display relevant traveling and loan exhibits. We may also collaborate with local and regional organizations on co-sponsored exhibits. As a nature education center, we will engage children and adults in high-quality programs, classes, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, films, walks, field trips, traditions and interactive exhibits that reveal the many facets of the natural world and the reciprocal impacts that humans and nature exert on each other. As befits a nature education center, we will explore our potential as a center for citizen scientists and amateur naturalists, and as a forum for informed discussion of important issues related to the natural world, especially on Cape Cod. As a steward of 400-plus acres of museum-owned land in Stony Brook Valley and Brewster conservation land adjacent to the museum, including Wing's Island, the salt marsh, and the beach along Cape Cod Bay between Quivett and Paine's Creeks, we will monitor and protect the land and focus our programming on its varied habitats - our outdoor classroom and teaching tool. Programs may also take place elsewhere on Cape Cod and in New England when appropriate.
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869 Main St, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631-1032
+1 508-896-3867
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

We had read reviews for this small museum and so stopped in. The staff members really enhance the experience as they clearly love the museum and want to convey their enthusiasm. We especially enjoyed talking to Bruce who was in the room dedicated to the...More

Thank MomRocco
Reviewed October 16, 2016

The museum is pleasant, relaxing, and a good place to learn about the natural history of the Cape. The museum seemed to be especially kid-friendly. The Wing Island Trail start at the building, goes out though the woods, across the marsh to Wing's Island, and...More

Thank Rokmann
Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a very small museum, suitable for younger children. We got through the museum itself in about 20 minutes (hard to keep the attention of a 2 ½ year old). We also took the hike in back of the museum. The tide was in...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

After a deal of time in the museum looking at exhibits, we decided to take it outside. The trails around the museum are awesome. First we did the John Wing Trail out to the island and along the tidal pools and beach, what fun! Then...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Great place to learn about wildlife on the Cape. Lots of tanks, great exhibits. Fun viewing out of the windows and a path to the beach.

Thank CafeMama7381
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Great little aquarium and exhibits! We were short on time so did not get to walk out and take advantage of the trails, I will definitely go back another time.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed October 1, 2016

This has a small aquarium which is interesting enough for young kids. There is also a large display of stuffed birds. A hands-on room for children is available which includes the showing of a movie. I'm sure the movie changes but on the day we...More

Thank Hola4876
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We had heard that this museum was fun for small children, so we were wondering about 4 adults (ages 38-63) visiting. Well, we had a wonderful time, learned a lot, and were very pleased with the amount of things to see. We wanted to to...More

Thank Ellen O
Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is a great place to take kids. When we visited, there were several elementary students. The down-side was that they were only open 11-3. They do allow use of trails after closing though. The museum had some fine exhibits of strange fish including the...More

Thank kittyderr
Reviewed September 13, 2016

CCM is a terrific place that has matured over the years. It is a wonderful place to bring children and adults visiting the area to learn about the Cape Cod ecosystem. The walk to the mud flats never disappoints. This is a wonderful institution that...More

Thank NLTraveler2012
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Steve F
May 21, 2017|
Response from 19Kukla66 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, please know there are no dogs allowed on the grounds of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History or on Wing Island Trail, a great disappointment to us after years of enjoying it. You may read more in my review, "We... More
April 18, 2017|
Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
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Veronica W
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Ellen O | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, so i would call for current hours.