On the Old King’s Highway between Brewster and Dennis in Cape Cod, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History reveals the natural world, with a combination of exhibitions and a nature education centre.
Hotels near Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
To stay near Cape Code Museum of Natural History, you have the choice of a short drive from the welcoming colonial inns of Brewster and luxury hotels as well as elegant B&Bs decorated with beautiful antique furnishings in the Yarmouth villages. If you’re on a tighter budget, search for motels and two- and three-star hotels on Route 28, which runs the length of Cape Cod.
Visiting the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History explores Cape Cod’s flora and fauna and has a peaceful beach perfect for a picnic. Head first to the Marshview Room for some birdwatching and impressive views of the salt marsh before wandering around the hands-on exhibits.
After, visit the live beehive, then see works by local artists in the Naturescape Gallery. You can also join one of the museum’s nature walks, in which naturalists give you an expert view on the local landscape and wildlife.
Get some more fresh air along the boardwalk trail, which takes you over the salt marsh towards the beach, where your driver can collect you to take you back to your hotel.
Things to Do near the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
The museum is in Brewster, which is on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Rent a bike from your hotel and cycle along the 22 miles of the trail as it cuts through forests, marshes and cranberry bogs. Spend a day in the 2,000 acres of Nickerson State Park, where you can hike, cycle, picnic, fish for your lunch and rent a kayak or a canoe.
Discover the history of the area with a leisurely look around the Brewster Historical Society Museum. You’ll see some of the treasures found by sea captains, as well as centuries-old tools and a re-creation of an old-style barbershop.