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“Learning is fun!”

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Brewster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great place to learn about the Cape habitat. Mud Flats Mania fun for kids and adults on the beach with naturalist guides.

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Reviewed January 8, 2012

There are a limited number of things to do with young kids when you have one of those rainy summer days. This museum is a good alternative. Our kids always loved the exhibits and touching tanks - it would fill an entire morning or afternoon. Try the Brewster General store either before or after your visit for another rainy day distraction.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Great show on owls. We got to see them up close and the presentation was informative.

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Reviewed November 3, 2011

We wanted to go here so badly! We got there, cars in parking lot, but doors were locked! No Sign saying they were closed or off season. Lady stood at door and just shook her finger as in no no no not open. Was NOT happy!!!

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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Places to hike, a good museam..... nice videos to watch, could spend 1/2 day there easily.

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