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Canadian Museum of Nature

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Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Canadian Museum of Nature Admission
from US$12.69*
Canadian Museum of Nature Admission
from US$12.69*
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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...more
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really great. There is so much to do there. We couldn't complete it. We were there 4 hours and we still hadn't gotten to the top floor. There is a great mix of high-level science, interactive activities, and play breaks. We were with our 2-...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently again visited this museum which has long been a favourite of mine in the Ottawa. The museum is situated on 4 floors and a large glass facade is on the front of the building and when you climb the stairs you get a...More

Thank Stirling B
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was my second visit here. The museum is very nice and the glass part on the front suits well with the building. You can discover world of animals, fossiles, water or minerals there. The exhibits are very interesting and informative and there are many...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very antiquated stuffed birds. Nothing really to rave about. A gross, dirty general feeling to the place...

Thank neoplop
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this museum with my two older boys and husband and we all loved it. We enjoyed the Brain exhibition as well as the many interactive activities. If I had small children and lived nearby I would go there often, there is so much...More

Thank LMila_2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is right around the corner from a Best Western. It once served as the Canadian House of Commons. It has a "natural" park on the side of the museum. I honestly thought it was a neglected city park. The museum is 4 stories...More

Thank Beckyone
Reviewed 1 week ago

The space itself is wonderful, combining modern architectural elements with older ones, somewhat like London's natural history museum, but it's much less crowded, thankfully. My favorite collections were the Fossil Gallery and the Earth Gallery, but the Mammals and Birds Galleries were interesting, too. Although...More

Thank AliLS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew that reading about nature and fossils and animal life could be so interesting. There was a good crowd, but the environment was so peaceful and enjoyable. Staff members were pleasant and professional. Admission was very affordable. This is the ideal outing for families...More

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museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your comments. We hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the exhibits were very well done. I specially liked the story of the Arctic projected on large slabs of ice. Very effective. However, the price for general admission should include the special exhibit. To view The Brain cost us $10.00 a person which made...More

Thank VGSLondon_Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum on a Thursday evening as from 5-8pm it is free to enter. Needless to say it was very busy, but that is not suprising. The museum contained regular nature staples such as dinosaur fossils and a climate change exhibit. There was...More

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November 19, 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
August 2, 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