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Canadian Museum of Nature

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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to drive to Ottawa and check out the Butterfly exhibit that was on at the Nature Museum. We had never been to the Museum, so we wandered through various floors/exhibits until our time to go to the Butterfly exhibit ......More

Date of experience: November 2018
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museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit (yes, the butterflies are amazing!). We really appreciate visitor feedback. Have a great day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There really is so much to do here. Spent possibly around an hour just in the small butterfly exhibit!! Loved the rock section as that’s what I’m studying in school and the mammals section was so surprising and interesting to learn about and look at....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the butterflies, Earth Gallery and Mammal Gallery, especially. We really appreciate visitor feedback. Have a great day and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone in our group said... "This is a lovely room of death". lol. Aside from the fact that most of the exhibits are not alive, it really is a very interesting place and a must visit especially with young kids. The exhibits are very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. The Bird Gallery certainly does give visitors a chance to appreciate all the species of birds found in Canada up close. We really appreciate visitor feedback....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interactive and educational for children. Great for children to see actual animal sizes, their habitat and habitats. Multiple visits are recommended as there is allot for kids to take in. Worth multiple trips.

Date of experience: April 2018
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museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, there is a lot to see, for children and adults alike. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday afternoon with parents visiting from out of town. We ended up spending about 4 hours checking out the galleries. All excellent, really liked the Arctic exhibit. We did the butterflies in flight exhibit, and it was amazing-butterflies flying free and landing on you, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the galleries, especially to the butterflies and the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. We really appreciate visitor feedback. Thank you and have a great day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do visit the butterflies at the museum of nature, you will not be disappointed. There are coat racks, so take off your many winter layers and enjoy some time imagining you are in Costa Rica. The enclosure is kept warm & humid, like a rain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cherhanniman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into fossils, bones and dinosaurs this is the place to go. Floors and floors of history that are interactive and very informative. Be sure to check the top floor on the left side to see the arctic exhibit. Very well done. When...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing visit. My daughter (6 years old) loved it. They explain everything in a very child friendly way that captivates kids curiosity. The wale skeleton was great and all the environmental part. We will return on December with the rest of my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarolinaU615
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The recent renovations were well done.This museum could take several hours to check out.If your a nature buff this will be a highlight for your visit to Ottawa.Plenty of interactive displays.Easy to get too,basically downtown.Worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zalnikor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We started at the top and worked our way down. We lost about 3 to 4 hours browsing, investigating and learning interesting things. There are many excellent hands-on exhibits (great for children and adults alike). We shall return and spend longer.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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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
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