The Friends of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has long played a major role in the life of the Museum. Originally started as a fundraising group, the Friends has evolved into an organization that supports the Museum’s mission in numerous ways – fiscal, educational, promotional. A large part of our mission is to build community among the Museum’s volunteers.

That’s why we’ve started this website.  We hope it will serve as a sort of community bulletin board, a place to share information on the events, issues and people that make CCMNH such a vibrant and beloved place, behind the scenes as well as in the public eye.

And it’s another place for you to volunteer! If you’d like to be involved in putting together, let us know.  We need ideas and suggestions.  And we need photos – we’d love to post pictures you’ve taken around the museum grounds, the mudflats, the trails, or elsewhere on the Cape. Contact us at

The Friends exist to support the Mission of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History by providing educational and social events which enhance the volunteer experience.

The Friends meet monthly, October through May, with informative noontime programs and speakers.  In addition, opportunities for Friends Members to visit on-Cape and off-Cape destinations are offered, usually one in the fall and one in the spring.  Programs are designed to be both educational and fun.

Friends members may choose to participate in fund-raising activities and provide volunteer time to support the mission of the Museum throughout the Cape Cod community.  Membership is $15 for a single membership or $25 a couple for each calendar year.

To join, fill out a membership application.

Here are our officers.

Questions? Contact us at