Welcome

Imagine a dramatic hilltop campus situated on a high bluff overlooking 40 miles of pristine seashore on the Atlantic Ocean. The environment is protected and regional concerns are studied; scientists are provided the tools and housing to conduct research; arts and culture are nurtured, taught and performed; artists and scientists interact and inspire one another, and the community is offered a variety of programs that link the past with the present, envision the future, and share with the world.

      Watch the Highlands Center Movie

Filmed in 2004 with Maria Burks,
former Superintendent of Cape Cod National Seashore

Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore Events and Features

• Attend a kiln wood-firing workshop or donate wood to support the kiln. Contact Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill for details.

Pictured Here: Donovan Palmquist, Master Kiln Builder, and Assistant (Middle and Right), Linden Grey, Castle Hill Kiln Studio Manager (Left). Photo courtesy of Cape Cod National Seashore

• Visit the Highlands Center to see Donald Gerola's Giant Steel Wind Sculptures!

Artist Donald Gerola installs one of three steel wind sculptures at the Highlands Center, July 2008. Photo courtesy of Christina Imrich.

Highlands Center News

• National Park Service (NPS) July Highlands Record Newsletter

• Cape Cod's first wood-burning kiln completed this summer, building funded by HCI; kiln funded by Castle Hill. Visit the new "green" kiln at the Highlands Center.

Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro hosts its third successful summer season at the Highlands Center.

• Highlands Fest 2008: The Wonders of Wind attracts over 200 people to the Highlands Center.

Cape Cod National Seashore awarded Massachusetts Technology Collaborative funding for wind turbine feasibility studies for the Highlands Center.

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies conducts coastal processes research at the Highlands Center.

• National Park Service's Atlantic Research Center conducts important physical and biological science research, such as water quality and ecological studies.