• Mudflat Mania

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    One of the museum’s most popular programs is the series of beach-side explorations known as Mudflat Mania! where visitors 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 experience.

    You can pick up a copy of the Mudflat Mania! field guidebooks at our Gift Shop – a “must have” for both the novice and the serious mudflatter – it’s a great learning tool.

    Here is one family’s description of their Mudflat Mania experience:

    Besides the museum being a very nice collection of local live sea species, we attended “Mud Flat Mania” which is held several times per month during the tourist season. This was a hike to the flats where, when the tide goes out, a sanctuary of creatures are unveiled. We spent almost two hours exploring various crabs, hermit crabs, snails, worms and other sea creatures.

    The kids loved exploring the flats and did not want to leave! Picking up crabs and interacting with them was a great experience. There are tons of creatures to explore and interact with – certainly no shortage (especially of Hermit Crabs).

    The museum is a small building with plenty to see. My favorite was the flat open tank with live starfish, fluke, scallops and many other species interacting. I could watch this exhibit for hours!

    Everyone at the museum (mostly volunteers I’m told) is wonderful, willing to share their knowledge of the exhibits, and enthusiastic about the museum and its many programs.

    I’m sure the other programs are as great as “Mud Flat Mania” so we plan to try something else soon!

    To learn more and sign up:

    Members $5 adults/$4 seniors/$3 children

    Non Members $7 adults/$6 seniors/$5 children

    Admission combos for  the Museum and Mudflat Mania! are available.

    Guides depart on the dot at start times indicated below.

    The walk is about 20 minutes out to the flats and then as long as you wish to stay w/the guides, learning and exploring, plus the walk back.

    Week 1
    Tuesday, July 1 at 9:30am

    Thursday, July 3 at 10:30am

    Week 2
    Monday, July 7 at 1:45pm

    Wednesday, July 9 at 3:30pm

    Week 3
    Wednesday, July 16 at 9:30am

    Friday, July 18 at 11:00am

    Week 4
    Monday, July 21 at 2:00pm

    Wednesday, July 23 at 3:45pm

    Week 5
    Friday, August 1 at 10:00am

    Week 6
    Tuesday, August 5 at 1:00 pm

    Thursday, August 7 at 3pm

    Week 7
    Friday, August 15 at 9:45am

    Week 8
    Tuesday, August 19 at 1:30pm

    Thursday, August 21 at 3:30pm

    June 29, 2014