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Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Lots to see

Great museum with many levels and many exhibits to walk around. Great for families. Can spend the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oakville, Canada
Something interesting for everyone, regardless of age

There were 6 adults and we spent a few hours in the various exhibits. There's something to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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

Great museum with many levels and many exhibits to walk around. Great for families. Can spend the whole day there.

Thank bluewater75
Reviewed 2 days ago

There were 6 adults and we spent a few hours in the various exhibits. There's something to learn for all age groups and it's not boring. We could have spent more time, but all were happy with about 3 hours to explore. I enjoyed the...More

Thank marina b
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is immense, took us 5 hours to see all the exhibits spread over 4 floors. The dinosaur exhibit is amazing, some of them are so huge. The interactive video screens really help learn about each display. A very large display of mammals as...More

Thank Dwight6790
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Museum of Nature and interactive sites are very compelling for young people to learn more about Nature. It is a very worthwhile museum. I highly recommend it!

Thank Christena I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has done a great job with what they have and they have set it up well. It looks like it would be a spectacular field trip for schools and a perfect educational and learning experience. They have hands on items, replicas, dioramas, illustrated...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum covers so much on nature, animals, and the mining industry. They have videos and audio stations where you can get an explanation and history on the items and exhibits. This has many interactive items that would be great for kids!

Thank snoozer22229
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but interesting museum. An adult with no kids in tow can easily see all of the exhibits in under 2 hours. Being from NYC, where museums only ask for a donation, I felt this was expensive for the size and scope.

Thank Mego66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Lots to see and learn about! Recommended for families with kids! We especially likes the fossils!

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really really really worth visiting just to see the amazing crystals. Better display than the Natural history museum in London

Thank The-Happy-Traveller0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love this museum! We try to go a few times a year whenever the exhibits change. We can never get sick of the dinosaurs, and the bug galleries! 10 out of 10!

Thank Natasha C
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Kaichen A
Are we allowed to take pictures or filming inside of the museum?
19 January 2017|
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Response from hola2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes many photo ops to have!
is it free with a library pass?
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
What is the best time, or least busy time to go
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