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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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Fun and interesting museum

This museum has some interesting exhibits on Canadian wildlife and geology. The short 3D films are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WhiteIV
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Lake Worth, Florida
Great educational/ fun place

Exhibition every kid and parent will be happy to see. Canada's national natural history and natural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elzbieta D
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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 1 week ago

This museum has some interesting exhibits on Canadian wildlife and geology. The short 3D films are educational and entertaining as well. Great place for children or couples looking for something different to do together.

Thank WhiteIV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exhibition every kid and parent will be happy to see. Canada's national natural history and natural sciences Home to million specimens, Botany, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. Pay parking.

Thank Elzbieta D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cost was well worth it. Perfect for all ages. The have some hand in areas for young children. We spent four hours in the museum.

Thank 610lynnb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I probably come here about once a year. I absolutely love this museum. I loved this place as a kid and still do- so I think it's a good place to both kids and adults, so a very good family activity.

Thank 666_Sophia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my 6 year old grand-daughter, and we spent almost the entire day here without the child getting bored or frustrated. Loads of good activities for visitors to explore, and these have been curated very well to be of interest to both...More

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My business trip included a welcome receprion at the museum - food was excellent and the staff were fabulous. The exhibits were fantastic. We took many pictures of the displays and artitecture of this gem of a building. I plan on going back for another...More

Thank J1124YJsandraa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well organized with beautiful exhibits. It's interactive for the kids so they enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend this museum.

Thank Locksley44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my husband on our trip to Ottawa. We enjoyed exploring all the exhibits, and loved how it was set up. It was easy to go from top to bottom looking at each exhibit. The newest Arctic exhibit was my favourite, though I...More

Thank simplylovely5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a side trip from the waterpark through Ottawa to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature. It was well worth the drive. Our kids are 9 and 12, boy and girl, they talked about the museum the whole drive back. We plan on making...More

Thank Cjohnston4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always find it hard to know what to expect from museums about Nature. Sometimes I love them, and sometimes sadly not so much. The Canadian Museum of Nature, luckily, was one of the Nature museums that I really enjoyed. The museum is very informative...More

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Kaichen A
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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
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Carpies2
3 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
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