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The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Cape Cod National Seashore Museum to Temporarily Close February 6 for New Exhibit Installation
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief, Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management, 508-771-2144
At 4:30 PM on Sunday, February 6 the museum at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham will close for approximately two weeks for the installation of a new permanent exhibit. Only the museum will be closed during the installation. The lobby, bookstore, and auditorium will remain open. The installation should be complete and the museum reopened during the week of February 20.
A grand opening event for the new exhibit will take place in May as part of the National Seashore's 50th anniversary celebration.
If you go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The center includes a lobby with expansive views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; a museum featuring the park's natural and cultural stories; staff to assist with trip planning, and a store with books, maps, puzzles, games, t-shirts, and 50th anniversary commemorative items. There are short films shown throughout the day. The Buttonbush and Nauset Marsh Trails, and the Nauset Bike Trail are located nearby. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore programs call 508-255-3421, or check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Tropical fish may occur in the waters of Cape Cod National Seashore. Tropical fish can be found in coastal areas all the way to the Canadian Maritime. Eggs and larvae of tropical fish are caught in the Gulf Stream and transported north. These fish eventually perish as the water cools.