The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Massachusetts was founded in 1954. Our mission is to encourage and advance understanding of our natural environment through discovery and learning.
We integrate the three strands of our organizational identity - a museum of natural history, nature
education center, and steward of conservation land.
As a museum of natural history, we preserve, exhibit, and interpret our own collections and display relevant traveling and loan exhibits.
As a nature education center, we engage children and adults in high-quality programs, lectures, panel
discussions, workshops, films, walks, and interactive exhibits that address the many facets of the natural world and the reciprocal impacts that humans and nature exert on each other.
As a steward of 80-plus acres of Museum-owned land in Stoney Brook Valley and 300-plus acres of 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 help monitor and protect the land and focus our programming on the varied habitats - our outdoor classroom and teaching tool.
The Museum has an aquarium, Marsh View Room, library, gift shop, and features an OspreyCam, Mudflat Mania program, observational bee hives, trails, preserved bird collection, archaeology site, bird banding and trails to the bay.