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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Hands on experience!!

Take your time to go through here! Fun time!! Employees and volunteers are incredible in their... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Sheridan, Wyoming
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Great place to bring the kids

It's a lively small museum with great displays. A good alternative to the beach! They also have... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Fran L
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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...more
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869 Main Street, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Take your time to go through here! Fun time!! Employees and volunteers are incredible in their knowledge. Well worth the cover charge and for a good cause!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

It's a lively small museum with great displays. A good alternative to the beach! They also have lots of special activities during the summer. Mud Flat mania, of of my favorites!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fran L
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

There was something for everyone. An excellent film about aquanauts. Games and exhibits. Fabulous aquarium with very knowledgable volunteers who kept our boys and our parents and indeed ourselves highly interested and educated. Because it was raining they made special provision for us to eat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Nice museum and a great walk through the marsh to a private beach (though it can't be done at high tide.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We loved this museum! Interesting exhibits. Hands on exsperiences were equally interesting. It’s small and easy to navigate. We enjoyed the knowledgeable people that we encountered here . The butterfly house was a bonus! The real treasure here though, is the magnificent beach trail behind...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Our main purpose for visiting this Museum was to walk the John Wing Trail to the beach. We enjoyed crossing the foot bridge and taking a short walk through nature. We were not sure how interested we would be in the various exhibits, which we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I wasn't too enthusiastic when my husband suggested this museum. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. The museum is well maintained and contains a wide variety of animal and plant exhibits. There were docents in every room eager, but not overwhelmingly so, to share their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Small but fun for kids, enough for two hours,no need for stroller because its a small place, we had so Much fun with play the puzzle games, and to watch butterflies

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 159sabas
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Awesome place ! You can walk out to the Bay to explore and then check ou the museum & Butterfly room. Great place to bring kids. Staff is very helpful & informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank run4fun122
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Everything about the museum - from Nature Walks and Mudflat Mania to the beekeeping experience and the butterfly house, as well as the informative and interesting museum exhibits, - is engaging for a variety of ages. The programming is interesting and informative. Even the gift...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Steve F
21 May 2017|
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Response from mer0dda | Reviewed this property |
Service dogs welcome IN the museum, but not on the grounds during school field trips.
19 April 2017|
Response from 301bobc | Reviewed this property |
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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.