Cape Cod Museum of Natural History869 Main St, Brewster, MA, 02631, Southeast
Lattitude & Longitude: 41.7538162 & -70.11604390000002
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers collections-based exhibits, including whales and birds; live marine science exhibits, educational and environmental education programs for adults and children, and many off-site nature tours. Our grounds have three nature trails and a wildflower garden.
On February 20, 1954, Kathryn Berrien, Ruth Francis Clark along with Admont Clark, Ann Thatcher, Harry Holl, John Hay, and Scott Corbett met around a table and after a long brainstorming session came up with the name – Cape Cod Junior Museum and they adopted this statement of purpose:
“to encourage and enable the children of Cape Cod, and also their parents and teachers, to study the plant, animal, and marine life which abounds so profusely in this region…opening the eyes of children to their relationship with the natural world around them.”
The Museum first met at the Brewster Town Hall, then relocated to a tent on an 80-acre site on a salt marsh on Cape Cod Bay, purchased by the founders. In the early 1960s, a small building replaced the tent. Today, the Museum is housed in a 17,000 square foot building. Three hundred acres of town conservation land now border the Museum’s original site.