Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History

Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History

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.

Welcome to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the small local history museum established in 1954 that holds several interactive exhibits, activities, and lectures regularly, all covering the all-important subject of local ecology and wildlife.

The museum works hard to integrate the three basic strands of its identity; a museum of natural history, a nature education center, and a steward of conservation land in general. There are actually 400+ acres of museum land under preservation, within Stony Brook Valley and Brewster, including Wings Island, beach lands, and salt marshes. The education center provides high-quality programs, classes, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, field trips, films, and guided walks, the perfect opportunity for your student group to learn all you can about local ecology!

Inside the museum itself, you will find collection based exhibits, the collections including items/categories such as avian skins and mounts, avian eggs, rocks minerals and sand, fossils, marine shells, marine mammals, and the like. Check out the list below for all the exhibits available!

  • Archaeology
  • Biomimicry
  • Eldridge Arnold “Wing”
  • Honey Bees
  • Marshview Room
  • Naturescape Gallery
  • People of the Land
  • Preserved Bird Collection
  • The Cape Takes Shape
  • The Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

Before you leave explore any of the three onsite nature trails or wildflower garden, then head to the gift shop to pick up any books, toys, jewelry, or gifts you may want!