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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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Cute Place

Nice small museum. Had a little bit of everything though. My 3yo especially liked the sea animals... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Westfield, Massachusetts
via mobile
Activities set up perfect for preschoolers

My 3.5 year old daughter enjoyed the bees, the fish, the turtles, looking at the birds. We also... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Arlington, United States
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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 21 June 2017 via mobile

Nice small museum. Had a little bit of everything though. My 3yo especially liked the sea animals and hiking in the woods. There was lots of hands on stuff and art projects for kids, my son wasn't interested though, too interested in getting to the...More

Thank 83JessicaM83
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My 3.5 year old daughter enjoyed the bees, the fish, the turtles, looking at the birds. We also really appreciated the art activities that were set up - was a great break for my daughter. We saw the butterflies from the outside of the new...More

Thank michellemR9473HL
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

There was plenty to keep our niece's 4 and 2year old busy. Aquarium area with turtles, rays, fish was a big hit. Many crafts for the kids to do. Butterfly garden was hard with active kids, but it worked out as there is no touching...More

Thank Ssc3201
Reviewed 11 June 2017

my child attended a summer camp here while visiting grammy for the summer. she had a blast and they had brought in a special artist from somewhere else that shred her expertise with the kids. also wonderful to visit any time of year as the...More

Thank Travelinglizarded
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We came to the museum on a rainy day. Great interactive activities and lots To learn for kids and adults. I was disappointed we didn't get to walk the trail out back or see the butterflies- next time for sure and not just on a...More

Thank 515LaurieC
Reviewed 29 May 2017

First of all, I must confess we didn't visit the museum. We even went when the museum was closed, although that wasn't intentional. I don't know if you should park in the museum lot but there is another lot across the street just in case....More

Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to come either the whole family or for coupes and singles. You'll see lots of wildlife and pristine Cape Cod vistas

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are looking for a family friendly indoor and outdoor excursion, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is the place to go. Engaging exhibits, activities, and aquariums attract any nature enthusiast, young and old. During the summer months friendly naturalists will lead you...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Located on Route 6A in West Brewster, this is a nice stop on a rainy day, particularly with small children. Some hands-on displays make it more fun, and developing an interest in wildlife is always worthwhile. The highlight for us was the wonderful path from...More

Thank TheMitt
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This tiny museum packs a punch--geological, natural, and human history of the area. And there's a gorgeous walking trail through salt marsh and forest all the way to the bay where you can find tide pools at low tide. Wonderful bird viewing and an osprey...More

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Steve F
21 May 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
19 April 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
23 February 2017|
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Response from Ellen O | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, so i would call for current hours.