At the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main St. Route 6A
869 Main St. Route 6A
Sunday, September 15
FREE * !!Family Day will be celebrated at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, which is mid-way on the Cape. The Museum is surrounded by Wing Island and 400 acres of marsh, dune, barrier beach, woodlands, alewife stream, and wildflower gardens.
Family Day will inspire appreciation and understanding of the Cape’s natural environment through discovery and learning. Nature walks, a live owl show, a bird banding demonstration, habitat exploration, and fun-filled activities for all ages will offer your family a unique Cape Cod experience! Indoor and outdoor activities will be led by educator/naturalists.
*NOTE: There is a charge for the Bird Banding Demonstration and the live Owl show.
Join us for a wide range of activities:
- Bird Banding Demonstration at 8:00 a.m. Come see birds up close with a Master Bander. * $10 per person.
* $10 per person.
Auditorium Program: “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World!” 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson as they share their passion for owls! They’ll introduce you to owls of New England and beyond! See live owls up close and learn about their lives. Mark and Marcia will also share the field marks, signs, and naturalist skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. Learn tips on how to attract and protect owls near you. And everyone is treated to a hooting lesson!
- Marshview Room & Eldridge Arnold Bird Carvers Wing with interpreters Elliot Carr, Roger Jenks and Mike Harnett, and 6 year old bird feather expert, Keith Gagnon.
- Kid’s crafts from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., including Chickadee Collage, Junk Birds, bird nests, and Animals in Action: A Variety of Cape Critter Project choices.
- Family Bird Walks 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with birding experts. All levels of birders welcome!
- Short talks in John Hay Room, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., including How to be a Bird Brain, Ask the Experts, author John Juriga speaking about his biography of Bob Hines – Wildlife Artist, Elliot Carr on Ospreys, and Birdwatching for Beginners with Gretchen Moran-Towers.
- Creature Feature at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – visit with resident critters up close and personal!
- Mudflat Mania: At 1:30 p.m. join in for beachside explorations and learn about the fascinating world of creatures living on, in, and under the Cape’s mudflats! Bring a pail, wear water shoes, and explore the Brewster Flats with a Museum naturalist – add a notebook, curiosity, and an eagerness to learn for a great nature experience!
Directions from Hyannis: Take Route 6 east to exit 9B and Route 134 N. Follow Route 134 N approximately 3.3 miles and turn right onto Route 6A. Proceed on Route 6A east for approximately 2.5 miles. The Museum will be on your left. Parking is limited and you may be directed to Drummer Boy Park, a short walk away.