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Canadian Museum of Nature

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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great nature museum located in a historic building. One of the most wonderful family activities you can do with kids for both entertainment and learning. Each floor has a specific theme about animals and Canadian wild life. Would be also a nice spot If you...More

Thank Globuni1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son loves dinosaurs, this museum has plenty. The displays are very informative. Lots of ceratopsians. Does not have rock stars like t rex but don't let that put your off. A high lite was the minerals display. I though my kids would find it...More

Thank kimigp2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Museum of Nature and have visited it several times over the last 6 years with family and friends who come to visit me in Ottawa. The exhibits feature every animal you can imagine, as well as geology, space, weather, and other nature-related...More

Thank meg b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On the outside the Canadian Museum of Nature is impressive. Historic charm with modern updates. The exhibits themselves were informative and some interactive. Out sons favourite were the dinosaur and fossils with our older daughter giving the museum an overall 7 out of 10 I...More

Thank brendajoyroberts
Reviewed 11 December 2017

A great museum and very comprehensive covering all that is Canadian. It is very educational and well worth a visit.

Thank Malenymac
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Forth floor muzeum with lot of galeries. Fossil, Mammal, Water, Nature live, Birds, Earth, Goose arctic galery. I love Mammas and Earth galery.

Thank Mirka N
Reviewed 9 December 2017

It is located in a character building which gives to a nice feeling. Big exhibits that the children enjoy.

Thank j0se12345678
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A great place for kids off all ages and adults too. I spent hours there with my 2 year old exploring.

Thank Kyle_from_Ottawa
Reviewed 6 December 2017

On par with what i have seen in other cities like Washington / London. about 5 levels and you probably need about a day if you want to spend time at each exhibit. We spend about 2 -3 hours and we managed 3 sections. A...More

Thank anandkarpur
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This museum is first class. The displays are informative and well presented. There are many amazing interactive activities and videos throughout the museum. It is truly a place for people of all ages to have fun and learn at the same time. We had about...More

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Kaichen A
20 January 2017|
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Response from cheryllynn18 | Reviewed this property |
yes no problem at all
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
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