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Canadian Museum of Nature


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240 McLeod St.
Ottawa, ON K2P2R1
Canada

(??.? miles from you)


Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature

(??.? miles from you)

240 McLeod St.
Ottawa, ON K2P2R1
Canada


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Why You Should Go...

Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Nature is a must-see attraction in the nation's capital. Magnificent, world-class galleries presenting the wonders of nature are featured in a stunning &qu

In the Water Gallery, marvel at beautiful aquariums and the sight of a complete 19-metre Blue Whale skeleton, the largest creature ever to live on Earth. Discover Canada's North in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery and touch an amazing multimedia sculpture with real ice. Gaze in awe at dazzling minerals and rocks in the Earth Gallery. Explore the fascinating worlds of dinosaurs, mammals, and insects or see the featured 3D movie.

Be sure to check out the museum’s special exhibition, Pterosaur: Flight in the age of Dinosaurs, on view until September 2, 2019. Big as fighter jet or small as a sparrow, pterosaurs ruled the skies 150 million years ago. Close relatives of the dinosaurs, they were the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power! 

Don't miss the live butterfly exhibition, Butterflies in Flight, extended to October 14, 2019.

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Why You Should Go...

Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Nature is a must-see attraction in the nation's capital. Magnificent, world-class galleries presenting the wonders of nature are featured in a stunning "castle," one of Canada's most significant heritage sites and a wonder in itself.

In the Water Gallery, marvel at beautiful aquariums and the sight of a complete 19-metre Blue Whale skeleton, the largest creature ever to live on Earth. Discover Canada's North in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery and touch an amazing multimedia sculpture with real ice. Gaze in awe at dazzling minerals and rocks in the Earth Gallery. Explore the fascinating worlds of dinosaurs, mammals, and insects or see the featured 3D movie.

Be sure to check out the museum’s special exhibition, Pterosaur: Flight in the age of Dinosaurs, on view until September 2, 2019. Big as fighter jet or small as a sparrow, pterosaurs ruled the skies 150 million years ago. Close relatives of the dinosaurs, they were the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power! 

Don't miss the live butterfly exhibition, Butterflies in Flight, extended to October 14, 2019.

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Open: Year-Round

Hours:

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 8:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups

Available: Multilingual Staff, Gift Shop

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From June 1 through Labour Day, the museum is open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily (until 8:00 PM on Thursdays). During winter months (after Labour Day to May 31) the museum is closed on Mondays except for holidays and school breaks.

Grab a pair of dancing shoes and experience Nature Nocturne, Ottawa's coolest Friday night event, offered once a month with a different theme each time. Guests must be age 19 or older.

Kids and their parents or chaperones can sleep next to dinosaurs, mammals, or hissing cockroaches at one of the museum's Nature Sleepovers. Check the museum's website for specific dates for families and groups.

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Why You Should Go...

Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Nature is a must-see attraction in the nation's capital. Magnificent, world-class galleries presenting the wonders of nature are featured in a stunning "castle," one of Canada's most significant heritage sites and a wonder in itself.

In the Water Gallery, marvel at beautiful aquariums and the sight of a complete 19-metre Blue Whale skeleton, the largest creature ever to live on Earth. Discover Canada's North in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery and touch an amazing multimedia sculpture with real ice. Gaze in awe at dazzling minerals and rocks in the Earth Gallery. Explore the fascinating worlds of dinosaurs, mammals, and insects or see the featured 3D movie.

Be sure to check out the museum’s special exhibition, Pterosaur: Flight in the age of Dinosaurs, on view until September 2, 2019. Big as fighter jet or small as a sparrow, pterosaurs ruled the skies 150 million years ago. Close relatives of the dinosaurs, they were the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power! 

Don't miss the live butterfly exhibition, Butterflies in Flight, extended to October 14, 2019.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups

Available: Multilingual Staff, Gift Shop

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  • Butterflies in Flight

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    Butterflies in Flight
    Enter a world of brilliant butterflies. Experience a warm, relaxing, tropical environment with flowering plants and hundreds of live butterflies.

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    Pterosaur: Flight in the Age of Dinorsaurs

    Canadian Museum of Nature

    Pterosaur: Flight in the Age of Dinorsaurs
    Look up—if you dare Big as a fighter jet, or small as a sparrow, they lived 150 million years ago—the original fear in flight. Don't miss the largest gathering ever of winged reptiles in this limited-time, Canadian premiere exhibition. Live like a flying predator. Navigate a pterosaur over a prehistoric landscape. Soar, turn, or dip over land and water, and even swoop down to catch fish. Experience this larger-than-life exhibition for yourself.

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From June 1 through Labour Day, the museum is open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily (until 8:00 PM on Thursdays). During winter months (after Labour Day to May 31) the museum is closed on Mondays except for holidays and school breaks.

Grab a pair of dancing shoes and experience Nature Nocturne, Ottawa's coolest Friday night event, offered once a month with a different theme each time. Guests must be age 19 or older.

Kids and their parents or chaperones can sleep next to dinosaurs, mammals, or hissing cockroaches at one of the museum's Nature Sleepovers. Check the museum's website for specific dates for families and groups.

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