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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
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I have been several times and see something different every time. The special exhibits are great. We went to see the live butterflies and it was amazing - better that what we saw in Aruba!

Thank judithivyt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum, and event better it is free between 17h and 20h thursday! Especially liked the dinosaur exposition.

Thank pierreluco504
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to see and learn. My grandkids were totally in awe as was I the last time we visited. We've been visiting since our sons were children so to share this with their children is really quite magical. Missed their new exhibit on...More

Thank catrina391
Reviewed 1 week ago

was the best museum for us to explore. we spent the better part of our day exploring all levels, area's - well every inch of the building and the grounds surrounding it...amazing displays. I recommend making time to explore the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Thank bmacsmacy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum does a terrific job of telling a story about its exhibits. It doesn’t just stick them on a pedestal and say “a rock” as old fashioned (or underfunded ) museums do. Their Arctic exhibition in particular was the best I’ve ever seen. Lots...More

Thank sue w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 floors showcasing arctic, mammals, water and skeletons including dinosaurs. Very well done! Felt the interactive exhibits were excellent for fun and learning. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank iloveCanadaEh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3 yo and myself visited this lovely museum on our short trip to Ottawa. We both loved every corner or it: minerals(all colors and shapes), flora, and fauna (extinct and living). Accurate scientific information, games and activities for kids. Some live insects, arachnids and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to this museum from our hotel in the morning and thought that we would do another activity in the afternoon. We had such a good time exploring and learning that we ended up spending almost seven hours there. We ate at the cafe....More

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather complete Natural History Museum (but centered on local fauna, no exotic stuff there) with great museography, numerous specimens exhibited and clever use of technology. Some "specialties" like the Arctic section are especially interesting.. Well worth the detour.

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the many features of the museum. It is a must see for everyone and especially school aged children.

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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