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September 2021

Sunday Guided Family Field Walks

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Sunday Guided Family Field Walks. Join one of our naturalists and explore the world outside the Museum. Our naturalist will explain the various plants, animals, habitats, and other ecological features along the John Wing Trail. These walks are approximately 90 minutes over somewhat challenging terrain. Sundays in September at 12 noon: 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 *The walk is weather permitting so please check in at Admissions to confirm the scheduled…

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October 2021

Countdown to Launch! Cape Cod’s Official NASA Host Site for the James Webb Space Telescope Community Event

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host for Cape Cod's James Webb Space Telescope Community Event. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the largest telescope in space, 100 times more powerful than Hubble, and able to see back in time almost 13.5 billion years to observe the earliest galaxies. The telescope is scheduled to launch on Saturday, December 18th, so keep your eyes to the sky! COUNTDOWN TO…

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The Trees Have Eyes! Annual Scavenger Hunt

October 22 - October 31

Any old tree can have leaves. In Orleans, they have eyes (at least through Halloween). Find the eyeballs hiding in the trees along Main Street, Main Street Square and Cove Road. Share or send us your pictures at some of the locations (be sure to send us your contact info), and we'll pick THREE PRIZE WINNERS!! Everyone else, come by the Chamber (44 Main St.) for something special. Here are the instructions. Follow them. Remember, the trees are watching... Tag…

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Halloween Hi-Jinx at CCMNH!

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Brewster Chamber of Commerce present Halloween Hi-Jinx Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:30am – 1pm. Last admission 12:30pm. The nocturnal critters of Cape Cod invite you to a special celebration of Halloween Hi-Jinx! • Come and concoct goos and brews • Play games and solve puzzles • Try Firefly Painting • Travel the traditional treat trail with a twist (Aquarium) • Visit the Owl’s Nest • Wear a costume, get…

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November 2021

The Annual Holiday Bazaar is Back at the Church of the Holy Spirit!

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Church of the Holy Spirit, 46 Monument Road
Orleans, 02653 United States
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Our Annual Holiday Bazaar is back and we look forward to welcoming you! Start your holiday shopping and buy local. This year features beautiful and imaginative creations by local artisans and craftspeople, a plethora of gently used books, and yummy home-made packaged treats. Author Mary E. McDermott joins us and will be signing copies of her new book “Old Orleans: Memories of a Cape Cod Town”. For the safety of all, face coverings are required. For more information, call 508-255-0433…

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Countdown to Launch! Cape Cod’s Official NASA Host Site for the James Webb Space Telescope Community Event

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host for Cape Cod's James Webb Space Telescope Community Event. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the largest telescope in space, 100 times more powerful than Hubble, and able to see back in time almost 13.5 billion years to observe the earliest galaxies. The telescope is scheduled to launch on Saturday, December 18th, so keep your eyes to the sky! COUNTDOWN TO…

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UNFOLD THE UNIVERSE! Countdown to Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host site for Cape Cod’s James Webb Space Telescope Community Event Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:30am-3pm. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the largest telescope in space, 100 times more powerful than Hubble, and able to see back in time almost 13.5 billion years to observe the earliest galaxies. Join us for this special event that includes over 20 hands-on STEAM…

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NASA Subject Matter Expert Charles Law at CCMNH!

November 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host site for Cape Cod’s James Webb Space Telescope Community Event Saturday, November 13, 2021. At 11:30am there will be a special presentation by Charles Law, a NASA Subject Matter Expert. The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will herald a new era of astronomical discovery. Astronomers will see the very first stars and galaxies formed in the universe, detect molecules in…

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Nature Screen presents “Native America: Nature to Nations”

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster continues its Nature Screen film series with NATIVE AMERICA: Nature to Nations a PBS NOVA documentary Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:30am. Centering on the democracy of New York’s Haudenosaunee Peoples, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy, Nature to Nations reveals how elements of the natural world drive governance in Native America. The story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, as told by native elders, demonstrates how “shell” helped end war among…

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The Inflatable Walk-Through Gray Whale!

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present the Inflatable Walk-Through Gray Whale generously funded by The Bilezikian Family Foundation Friday, November 26, 2021 11am–2:30pm. Meet the Gray Whale and find out why it is extinct in the Atlantic and alive and well in the Pacific. Walk through this amazing creature and learn all about its behavior and habits from the inside out! An extraordinary journey! Appropriate for all ages! Free with Museum Admission For more information…

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