See first-hand the artistic abilities of our harbor seals and take home a beautiful memento of your close encounter. Participants in each studio session will be invited into the Atlantic harbor seal exhibit to learn about this intelligent local species while working side-by-side with a trainer. As part of the day's exercises, your seal will paint a masterpiece using three colors of your choosing. Using a specially adapted paint brush, the seals at the aquarium create colorful paintings with a couple flicks of their head or flipper. You might even get a seal kiss!
The historic Nauset Lighthouse was rescued from the edge of a sixty-foot high eroding cliff in November 1996. The tower was moved approximately 300 feet to a new location across the road and has now been restored! Tours during Cape Cod Maritime Days are on Sunday, May 1oth and Sunday, May 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. Tours on Sunday, May 24th and Sunday, May 31st are from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For the full summer schedule through October 25th, click here! Tours open to the public, donations accepted. Parking fees may apply.
A visit to the artist shanties guarantees a cultural experience that is unmatched! This is a unique opportunity to meet Cape Cod artists and watch them work along the inspiring backdrop of Hyannis Harbor. Works vary and include photography; painting (acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors, etc.); handmade jewelry from metals, gemstones, glass, beach stones and more; ceramics; mosaics; mariner knot work; wood carving; tapestry; fiber art and much more!
West Dennis produced 137 sea captains, a Cape Cod record for a small village! Learn of their triumphs and tragedies in this maritime exhibit. 1 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Dennis Historical Society. Handicapped accessible.
Tours seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through early October. A visit to Cape Cod National Seashore isn't complete until you've visited the historic Highland Light in North Truro. The 69-step climb up a narrow staircase rewards visitors with spectacular views of Cape Cod and beyond. On a clear day views extend more than 20 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and bay of Cape Cod. To ensure the safety of all visitors, the minimum height requirement to climb the lighthouse is 48".
Tony Andrews Farm, East Falmouth - 508-548-4717
Coonamessett Farm, Falmouth - 508-563-2560
Each Tuesday morning at 10:00am in June, July and August enjoy an informal guided tour of the award-winning Wildflower Garden at the Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich. There are over 300 plants in the one-third acre that comprises the garden, which consists naturally of three zones: shaded hillside, wetlands and sunny meadow. All plants were chosen to ensure color and interest throughout the growing season. This is a drop in program, and advance registration is not required. The fee is $5 for non-members, $3 for members.
Explore nine artistic “Secret Shelters” in this season’s outdoor exhibit, made by artists and architects. The artist interpretations of the word ‘secret shelter’ are tucked around Heritage’s trees, hills and hidden spaces! Secret Shelters features for contemplating nature, practicing the art of meditation, writing poetry, gazing at the heavens or other uses that you invent. Each installation allows you to enter the space and contemplate the gardens and grounds at Heritage from artistically composed vantage points.