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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster

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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is a small museum in Brewster, Massachusetts focusing on natural history and archeology. It consists of a main building with exhibits on local natural history and archeology, including an outdoor butterfly house and 400 acres (160 ha) of museum- and town-owned conservation land with walking trails.
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  • Can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing museum. Fascinating facts creatively presented (e.g. check out what humans are learning from termite mounds about natural cooling systems in hot... 
    Can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing museum. Fascinating facts creatively presented (e.g. check out what humans are learning from termite mounds about natural cooling systems in hot...  more »
  • Excellent museum. Highlight was a walk with a very knowledgeable volunteer guide. In a relatively short walk, you can see several land environments. Once we got to the beach, the variety of living... 
    Excellent museum. Highlight was a walk with a very knowledgeable volunteer guide. In a relatively short walk, you can see several land environments. Once we got to the beach, the variety of living...  more »
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  • This was our first visit to this museum and it was very enjoyable. Much of it is geared to kids, (we are two adults whose grown children were not with us) but it was still interesting. Be prepared to share your space with the small ones. We were drawn to the museum because of the advertised wood carving demonstration. We talked to the artist, who was very interesting, but we were a little disappointed that he wasn’t actually carving, just showing some of his tools and pieces he had worked on. The people of the land, geological formation of the cape, local archeology and biomimicry exhibits were interesting, tho brief. The live osprey cam, beehive observation, bird alley and aquarium were very interesting; we spent most of our time there. The highlights were the butterfly house ($5 extra fee) and outdoor trail to Wing Island. The trail was about 1 1/2 mile easy walk through boardwalks (think literally pieces of wood on the ground over a marsh, some sink down into water a little), forest, field, ending at the ocean. A beautiful view - at low tide you can walk out a long ways. There were more trails across the road which we didn't have time for. The walk alone was worth the trip, but the museum was nice too!
  • Very interesting time here. The museum looked smaller in the pictures, but is actually quite spacious and full of things to see! They feature a small aquarium where you can see fish and other sea creatures native to the cape, including an albino snapping turtle. There’s also a nice butterfly house you can check out for a small fee of 5$, and a trail that will take you through the nearby marsh to Wing Island. The museum also contains a wild osprey nest, if you’re lucky enough to catch them. Overall had a fun time here!

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