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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster MA

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is located in  Brewster  on Cape Cod Their mission is to encourage and advance understanding of our natural environment through discovery and learning.  This museum is great place to spend a day during your Cape Cod summer vacation.  It is also the perfect rainy day adventure!

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

There are two floors of exhibits about the flora and fauna of Cape Cod, including exhibits on whales, birds, and coastal change, and several  small aquarium holding different species of fish, frogs, turtles and snakes.  The  displays are interactive and geared to kids.
The Museum also has a library and gift  Shop. Three nature trails meander through woodland, salt marsh or on the shore of Cape Cod Bay and guided field walks are offered year round, daily in summer. Lectures and workshops on natural history topics are offered year round, and there are special programs for children, as well as school vacation programs and KidSummer, to engage them in nature.  They do have special school programs as well as scout programs that available year round.   During July and August they have weekly Family nature programs.

During the summer months June 1st through September 30th the museum is open every day from 9:30-4pm.  It is opened limited hours for through the rest of the year.

Upcoming Special events

February Vacation week

Saturday, February 18, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Monday 2/20 

Amazing Animal Ambassadors
Tickets on sale now for February 20th show, 1pm.

Tuesday  2/21

Inflatable Humpback Whale
Meet our inflatable Humpback !! Learn about whales from the inside out! Reservations required. Please arrive and check in at the whale desk, 15 minutes previous to your reservation Spaces limited to 20 per time slot Because of the educational content level, this program is restricted to ages 5 and up.  10:45 AM to 2:15 PM

 

 

Admission

Spring & Fall Admission

Adults – $10.00
Seniors (65+) – $7.00
Ages 3-12 – $5.00
Under 3 free
MA Teachers Association Member free
Active Duty Military & Family with current Military ID free

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Main Street/Route 6A · Brewster, MA 02631 :: 508.896.3867

Day 52 Hertiage Family Arcade and Bowling in Sandwich MA

If you have a rainy day while you are visiting the Cape on your vacation, you should head to Heritage Family amusements in Sandwich.  This large  square foot amusement center was designed with one group of people in mind; kids! . With 50 different activities ranging from kiddy rides to arcade video  games & bowling, they  got something for everyone in the family!   Moms and Dads will love challenging their kids to air hockey or a game of skee ball.

SKEE BALL!

Heritage will also host your child’s birthday party.  Kids will get tokens, able to go bowling as well have pizza and a drink! Best part of the party at Hertiage is that there is no clean up.  They have 3 levels of birthday party packages starting at $199.

Heritage Family Amusements is located in Heritage Park ~ 280 Rt. 130 – Sandwich, MA Hours are: 2pm-10pm weekdays, 12pm-10pm weekends.

 

Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich MA

If you have free  day on your vacation week down the Cape, a fun place to check out is the Sandwich Glass Museum.  The glass museum is a fascinating place to visit even on a sunny day as the light coming from the windows make the glass sparkle.  Rainy days work as well  a visit will take you between 90 minutes to 2 hours.  You can learn about the history of glass as well as see some new exhibits. It is an absolutely beautiful museum to visit.

Glass blowing demo in Sandwich Glass Museum

 Glassblowing Demonstrations

This is a definitely a highlight of your museum visit  Watch molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes. Learn why the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company led the world in the manufacture of glass during the early 19th century. The glassblower selects someone from each audience to press an actual piece of glass. The 20 minute demonstration takes place every hour on the hour with plenty of time for questions afterward. Even if you have seen glassblowing before this up close, hands on demonstration is truly enthralling for adults and mesmerizing for children

The Sandwich Glass Museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pieces of glass produced at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company between 1825 and 1888. Natural light pours through the spectacular colors as other exhibits describe how substantial Sandwich’s contributions were at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

Special events 

The Sandwich Glass Museum celebrates its 3rd Annual PumpkinFest this Fall on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 – 2pm.  Discover a pumpkin patch filled with handblown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by prominent local and national glass artisans.

Wander the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum and admire a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature’s brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.  No two are the same!  They are perfect for decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving and make a lovely gift.  All pumpkins will be available for purchase during the event.

Our very own special Sandwich Glass Museum’s Hospitality Team will offer delicious and delectible homemade baked goods available for purchase.  Everything is truly scrumptious!!

It is an enchanting and magical experience.   Celebrate the season at PumpkinFest!

All proceeds go to support the Sandwich Historical Society and its Glass Museum.

Hours

Summer hours:The museum is open April 1 – December 31 daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Winter hours: The Museum will be closed the month of January and will reopen in February. The hours in February and March will be Wed.-Sun. 9:30-4:00.

Admissions

$5.00 for adults, $1.25 for kids 6-14, free for 6 and under, group rates available..

The Museum is located at the corner of Rt.130 and Tupper Road at 129 Main St., Sandwich MA. across the street from the Sandwich Town Hall.

For more information visit the Sandwich Glass Museum

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is a small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters. The aquarium is designed for self-guided tours of the main exhibits and a behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations. Woods Hole Science Aquarium visit free

The Woods Holes Science Aquarium  is the country’s oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory. The aquarium is a federal building and admission is free; however, they  welcome donations.. This  place was designed for kids with a great seal feeding experience and the opportunity to get behind the tanks and see how the fish are cared  for

Other aquarium features include

  • Non-releaseable harbor seals
  • Animals of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters
  • Exhibit cases with bones, skulls, and teeth
  • Information about marine animals, marine environments, endangered species, marine science, and resource management issues
  • Touch tanks where you may find lobsters, tautogs, quahogs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea stars (starfish), and hermit crabs

Visitors are allowed behind the scenes, where they can watch the staff feed animals, clean tanks, and work on the life support systems.  A visit to the Woods Holes Science Aquarium is great activity to do while your family is visiting the Cape this summer on a rainy day.

Woods hole Science Aquarium

open 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, year-round.

 

Color Me mine pottery studio in Mashpee MA

Color me mine is  a Paint-your-own-pottery studio on the Cape Cod in Mashpee MA, It is a fun activities for children on a rainy day or a girls night out!      Here is how it works

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  1. 1.   Pick your pottery chose from a huge assortment of ceramic pieces
  2. 2. Paint your piece-you get to chose the colors to make your one of a kind design
  3. In few  days you got a masterpiece after you pieced is glazed in the ovens It makes it a fully functional washable piece.

All materials are non toxic so you can eat of anything you make! You creations make a perfect gift.

Kids

Each month they  have fun and creative classes for kids of all ages  They  have gift making sessions, princess parties, mother/daughter, kids night out,  tea parties, 1/2 day of school art camps as well as birthday parties.

Hours

Studio Hours:

Studio Hours
Monday – Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday 11- 5

 

Color Me Mine
Mashpee Commons
2 North Street
Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649

 

508-539-8500 Phone


 

 

Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee MA

 Flying Through The Cape Cod Children's Museum

If you are down on the Cape and have a rainy day  of the best family activities is the Cape Cod Museum located in Upper Cape town  Mashpee MA. Kids will enjoy the hands on exhibits such as a pirate ship, kitchen, bakery , post office and  indoor planetarium. There is also a place for toddlers to play around and a puppet theatre.   The Cape Cod Children’s Museum  can also host your kid’s birthday party with many themes available to chose from. If you are  scout leader, they have programs that can help your girl scouts or cub scouts earn badges.

Upcoming Special Events 

April   Vacation week

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Address: 577 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649 | Phone: (508)539-8788 Fax: (508)539-3285