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Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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It is a relatively compact Natural History Museum, with a lot of great information for the whole... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ivan Z
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Beautiful Museum - Amazing Fossil and Geology Exhibits

A four-tiered museum including seven different exhibits: fossils, mammals, birds (the biggest... read more

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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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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a relatively compact Natural History Museum, with a lot of great information for the whole family.

Thank Ivan Z
Reviewed yesterday

A four-tiered museum including seven different exhibits: fossils, mammals, birds (the biggest collection in Canada!), water, the Arctic, geology, and live nature (ie awesome and truly disgusting insects). Adult admission is $14 but well worth it. I was told I needed 3 hours minimum to...More

Thank KimchiGoddess_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't rush to get inside this property; take a good walk around it first. This building once housed Canada's first National museum. The old walls and the new additions, including the 'Queen's Lantern' are a beautiful sight. Inside you'll find collections that will educate and...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here with our daughters ages 9, 8 and 6. They definitely enjoyed. Especially if they are in love with nature and dinosaurs, this is the best museum to go to. If you are in Ottawa make sure you visit this museum and if...More

Thank littl3miss22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am really glad I went to see this museum. I was in two minds because I had heard it was quite small, which I suppose compared to some national museums it is - but on three levels with two display areas per floor there...More

Thank hickmagp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some museums are dry and dusty, not so this one, plenty of interactive things to keep children, of all ages, happy. Jam packed with as much information as you want, or bite sized videos if you prefer. Everywhere we went we noticed young people engaged...More

Thank kerry h
Reviewed 4 days ago

Five floors of exibition, each floor with different topic. Quite cool place for children: dinosores, wild nature, live insects, etc. I recommened this place.

Thank Aleksandra J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots to see and do - not a place to rush. The dinosaur section is very good as is the section on the Earth - the explanations of how different types of rocks is formed was very good. Plenty to keep a 12 year old...More

Thank teacher42
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a great place for the entire family, with something for every age group to enjoy. There was parking on site and plenty of additional parking within a block of the museum.

Thank Shari L
Reviewed 5 days ago

It had been years since I had visited CMN and I was not disappointed in the beautiful architecture of the old building and the amazing exhibits. I dropped in on a Thursday evening (free 5pm - 8pm) and started on the first floor with the...More

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Kaichen A
19 January 2017|
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Response from hola2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes many photo ops to have!
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