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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

#1 of 27 things to do in Brewster Features Animals
869 Main St, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631-1032
+1 508-896-3867
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Children and Adults Learn Together

When our grandchildren visit, we take their parents and the children to this wonderful museum... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2016
Dennis, MA
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Day Trip

Great trail to walk, incredible how it leads to a beach where you can drive your can... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2016
Brenda W
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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 August 17, 2016 via mobile

When our grandchildren visit, we take their parents and the children to this wonderful museum. Depending on what activities you wish to do, it takes about 1 1/2-3 hours to enjoy. It has great exhibits, aquariums, crafts, butterfly house and much more. If you are...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great trail to walk, incredible how it leads to a beach where you can drive your can onto Beautiful butterflies - great staff - very clean facility

1  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the trip. Perfects for a kids outing. The Wing Island hike is easy enough for your kids and te walk through the oaks was a respite from the August heat. The Museum it self is an awesome place to learn about the natural...More

Thank Dharman H
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was a great find. The exhibits were done very well. They had a nice aquarium area downstairs that was very educational. There was also a butterfly pavilion outside that was worth the wait to get in (they only allow 9 people in at a...More

Thank cliffview12
Reviewed August 15, 2016

If you're in the mid Cape Cod area, you should make an effort to visit this attraction. The museum exhibits of history and nature are just the beginning. There are a myriad of hands-on opportunities for kids of all ages -- STEM/STEAM activities, trail walks,...More

Thank DennisRolls
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Besides being able to track Cape Cod geography and life style going back to about 12,000 years and more, there are wonderful exhibits about marsh wildlife (right next to large window of glass overlooking the marsh), an aquarium with all the fishes, turtles, etc that...More

Thank Dhanan
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Museum was excellent - great for kids - highly recommend. Many hiking trails through woods and on beach/dunes. Try to visit CCMNH when on the cape.

Thank John M
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We had no intention of going here, but the children saw the butterfly feeding area and instantly wanted to go. I am extremely glad that we chose to stay. The displays were informative and the staff was very helpful. There were plenty of crafts for...More

Thank elpealto
Reviewed August 5, 2016

All of Cape Cod is going through a drought (I'm writing this on Aug 5, 2016), so the trails are a lot drier, dustier and brown than usual. Also, the section of the Wing Island Trail where you emerge from the woods and it opens...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area and have a couple of extra hours, I recommend a visit to the museum and exploring their trails. The museum is nice and informative. The trails, offer some pretty views.

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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 |
From the website: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Cape Cod's Nature Place The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Today's Hours: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CCMNH on Facebook CCMNH on Twitter DONATE NOW Go THE MUSEUM PROGRAMS... More
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.