Canadian Museum of Nature

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A National Geographic Top-10 Family Destination in Ontario! Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Nature features magnificent world-class galleries that celebrate the wonders of nature. A recipient of a prestigious 2011 International Architecture Award, our fully restored gothic-style castle is one of Canada’s most significant heritage sites and a wonder in itself!

RBC: Blue Water Gallery: Explore the diversity of life on our blue planet. Aquariums and other aquatic delights await, including our jaw-dropping star attraction – the skeleton of a blue whale.

TALISMAN ENERGY: Fossil Gallery: Encounter life-sized, fleshed-out dinosaurs. See hundreds of specimens, including 36 complete skeletons. Visit the Extinction Theatre!

VALE: Earth Gallery: Take a trip to the centre of the Earth. Learn about the powerful forces that have shaped and changed our planet. More than 1,000 rocks and minerals are showcased. NEW interactive displays and a limestone cave!

Bird Gallery: Flock to see more than 450 species – one of the largest displays of North American birds in the world!

Mammal Gallery: Experience close encounters with polar bears, cougars, bison, wolves and more! Your favourite mammals are featured in their rugged, life-challenging habitats.

3D Theatre: Enjoy an eye-popping film in our state-of-the-art Digital 3D theatre.

Hours of operation

Museum Open Hours 9 am – 5 pm. Thursdays: 9 am – 8 pm. Holidays: open. Closed on Monday and Christmas. December 24 closes at 2:00pm.

Location Located at 240 MCleod Street, Ottawa, Ontario.


Located at 240 MCleod Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

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240 MCleod Street Ottawa Ontario K2P 2R1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


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