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Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Senior's tour

The most wonderful experience of visiting this museum is to see the amazement on the faces of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Quebec City, Canada
Great for everyone

This is a wonderful place for the whole family. There are many activities for all ages in every... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Caledon, Ontario
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The most wonderful experience of visiting this museum is to see the amazement on the faces of the many senior groups that I accompany when in Ottawa. Please do not imagine for a moment that seniors are "blasé" when it ccomes to education, for at...More

Thank jamesdinan
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful place for the whole family. There are many activities for all ages in every gallery. Be sure to see the video in the Fossil Gallery. It was very enlightening and so well done. I thought I knew all about dinosaurs but...More

Thank Countrygirl6841
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice enough museum with a Dino place, ocean and earth place. Lots for kids to look at but I think the Ontario ROM is better. Probably because it's bigger. It's good for kids because it's small but because it's small it can become quite crowded....More

Thank msandico
Reviewed 4 days ago

A newly renovated museum with new buildings attached to the old building. In central Ottawa blocks away from Parliament Hill, it features beautiful displays making nature come alive for kids and adults.

1  Thank rgoldchain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ottawa's best museum for families. Very reminiscent of NYC's American Museum of Natural History but smaller in scope and scale. Also lacks it's grandeur and drama. It does however provide kids activities, some dioramas and everyone little boys favorite - big dinosaurs! Plan on spending...More

1  Thank genevieve1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the architecture!!! But for a family with a teen, was not too impressed. I'm sure little ones absolutely loved it. Would recommend for families with small children but not teens.

1  Thank Karen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not on my list of must sees but, I am so glad that we made the effort to go. The displays are very well done and there is so much to see. If I return to Ottawa I will return to the Nature...More

1  Thank brenlsherwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a visit - for children and everyone else. It is in an old stone building with exhibits arranged in different galleries. We enjoyed our 3-hour visit, but you could spend more time there if you wished. The displayed features were...More

1  Thank TwigDi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family have been members of this museum since our kids were toddlers. It is a fantastic place to go for an hour or a day. There's always something new to explore and learn. The special exhibits have been spectacular. People of any age will...More

1  Thank HappieKnadn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly we were limited in terms of time available to explore the Museum, however we did manage to see most of the exhibits and found them very interesting and informative. We also had a very special surprise, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also was attending...More

1  Thank zephyer1947
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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