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“Great Vacation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature
Ranked #10 of 254 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Oshawa Ontario
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“Great Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

There are some really great displays. The dinasaur displays were a hugh hit with our 6yr old son.

Visited February 2012
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Kelowna, Canada
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“See the gems”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

This building is quite old but has been updated very well. The best exhibit is the collection of gems, literally. Beautiful and educational.

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Gatineau
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“Great family outing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Young and Old will delight in nature's exhibits.  Children always enjoy their moment at the museum.  Don't miss it.

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Ocoee, Florida
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“Great for kids and adults.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

This museum is for kids who like dinosaurs and rocks, they have other exhibits as well but those are the best. Gift shop and cafe are nice.

Visited February 2012
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Petrolia, ON
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“Much to see, nicely divided”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The museum was nicely laid out. The dioramas were a nice touch to some of the displays. Definately made the displays jump right out at you. The cost of parking was a bit steep at $2.50 per half hour. Might have been nicer to include that fee in the admission cost or at least get a discount on it since there's no where else to park. Not sure why all the kid's play areas are needed in each section of the museum.

Visited February 2012
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