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Canadian Museum of Nature

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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Lovely historic building.

On the outside the Canadian Museum of Nature is impressive. Historic charm with modern updates. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toowoomba, Australia
via mobile
An excellent museum

A great museum and very comprehensive covering all that is Canadian. It is very educational and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maleny, Australia
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Canada's national natural history museum offers world-class galleries in a handsome heritage "castle". Marvel at dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles in the Fossil Gallery. See grizzlies and other wild animals up close in beautiful dioramas in the Mammal Gallery. Observe hundreds of specimens in the Bird Gallery. See a real blue whale skeleton in the Water Gallery. Be dazzled by over a thousand gorgeous minerals and rocks in the Earth Gallery. Peer at an eye-popping assortment of creepy crawlies in Nature Live. Enjoy an action-packed 3D movie. Take advantage of numerous hands-on activities. Don't miss the special, travelling exhibitions. A superb destination for visitors of all ages!
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On the outside the Canadian Museum of Nature is impressive. Historic charm with modern updates. The exhibits themselves were informative and some interactive. Out sons favourite were the dinosaur and fossils with our older daughter giving the museum an overall 7 out of 10 I...More

Thank brendajoyroberts
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great museum and very comprehensive covering all that is Canadian. It is very educational and well worth a visit.

Thank Malenymac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forth floor muzeum with lot of galeries. Fossil, Mammal, Water, Nature live, Birds, Earth, Goose arctic galery. I love Mammas and Earth galery.

Thank Mirka N
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located in a character building which gives to a nice feeling. Big exhibits that the children enjoy.

Thank j0se12345678
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for kids off all ages and adults too. I spent hours there with my 2 year old exploring.

Thank Kyle_from_Ottawa
Reviewed 1 week ago

On par with what i have seen in other cities like Washington / London. about 5 levels and you probably need about a day if you want to spend time at each exhibit. We spend about 2 -3 hours and we managed 3 sections. A...More

Thank anandkarpur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is first class. The displays are informative and well presented. There are many amazing interactive activities and videos throughout the museum. It is truly a place for people of all ages to have fun and learn at the same time. We had about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few hours remaining in Ottawa and managed to complete a quick tour of the museum. The museum is multiple levels, very well done-interesting. A great excursion for families and children. It was very busy but we had no issues with wait times....More

Thank Travelbugfromcalgary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited one afternoon with a teen who was less than thrilled to be there. We had such a good time that we returned a few days later and spent the entire day there. Engaging displays well presented. Really enjoyed both the movies. Lots to...More

Thank elsier33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful Museum that occasionally offers amazing parties. It teaches you all about animals around the world and is free Thursday evenings.

Thank Laura D
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Kaichen A
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Response from cheryllynn18 | Reviewed this property |
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19 November 2016|
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Response from museumofnature | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. The Ottawa public library (among others) offers a pass that you can borrow for admission to the Canadian Museum of Nature. You can find out more on the library's web site. (I tried to include the... More
2 August 2016|
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Response from museumofnature | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Apologies for the delay. Summer is a busy time, particularly on a rainy day, or on an extremely hot day when it's even too hot to be at a beach. We open at 9 am. If you arrive early, you won't... More