Visit the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Calling all history scholars! When you plan your getaway with The Captain Farris House, there’s no shortage of wonderful exhibit halls, stunning galleries, and historical sites to tour. One of the fascinating museums is the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. This educational establishment strives to “to inspire appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of our natural environment through discovery and learning.” A visit to the most remarkable of the best Cape Cod museums will make a wonderful addition to your trip!

Before you plan your guided experience at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, request 24-hour access to our complimentary Online Travel Guide to discover more cultural, culinary, and historical destinations to explore on your vacation with The Captain Farris House.

What You’ll Discover at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or just wish to learn something new, the perfect cultural activity awaits at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Here’s everything you can experience while you’re touring!

About This Educational Institution

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History prides itself on being a three-dimensional, multi-faceted organization. One facet being a “small museum of natural history,” another as the “nature education center,” and the other as “a steward of 400-plus acres.” Each of these different titles supports its primary purpose to foster the relationship between the environment and education.

Archeological Initiatives  

Enriched by culture, history, and natural beauty, Cape Cod is one of the most diverse destinations to explore. In fact, there is an array of historically significant sites, each of which provides an in-depth glimpse into the area’s complex past. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History maintains an initiative to restore and gain more insights at many locations including:  

  • The Aquarium
  • Taylor-Bray Farm
  • Jamestown Dark Winter
  • John Wing Trail
  • Pottery Reconstruction
  • Prehistoric Astronomers
  • Guided Wing Island Walk

You’ll also have the opportunity to discover the history of the museum itself with the permanent “Archaeology: One Cape, Many Waters.” This project uncovers the remains and other markers of the many civilizations who’ve inhabited the area as well as naturally occurring phenomena. For example, did you know parts of “the Cape” were formed from a receding glacier? Learn more compelling facts like this while you’re touring the museum or one of the sites!

Festivities to Enjoy

Throughout the year, the exhibit hall is the scenic backdrop for seasonal celebrations. Some of the most fantastic Cape Cod Museum of Natural History events include The Butterfly House and Green Halloween. These two marvelous events, among others, provides you with a unique look at this Brewster museum and why visitors continue to return year after year. Since the many special happenings are popular, we recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time!  

Relax Together at The Captain Farris House

Once you explore the outstanding Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, head back to the refined comfort of our gorgeous bed and breakfast. Housed in a restored mansion, your charming accommodation is a relaxing haven to call home after your daily adventures. We invite you to browse our 10 beautifully appointed suites and select the ideal one for your couple’s retreat. After you book, you’ll feel relaxed and ready to pack for your vacation. We can’t wait to host you and your special someone this year!