View of the front doors.


  • 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursdays: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Mondays: closed
  • All exceptions

Holiday Period
Closed Dec. 24 at 2 pm
Closed Dec. 25
Open Dec. 30
Open Jan. 1

Collage: A polar bear (Ursus maritimus), butterflies, flowering plants.

Gift Membership Offer

Bonus Month

Dec. 9 – Jan. 5: Give the gift of membership and get 13 months for the price of 12. Offer applies to regular-price memberships. Purchase at the museum or by phone: 613.566.4271 or 1.800.263.4433.

Two people climbing over the edge of a volcano.

3D Movie: Volcanoes

The Fires of Creation

This adrenaline-filled adventure with molten worlds and exploding craters will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Holiday Shopping

Nature Boutique

Enjoy a stress-free season with one-stop gift shopping. Unique holiday gifts and decorations!

A blue butterfly.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Until March 31

Take a stroll among live butterflies!

A hand covered in dirt.

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You

Opening December 20

Discover the amazing microbes that live on or in the human body.

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News from the Museum

  • Can Biodiversity Science Change the World?

    Museum News The museum’s Vice-President, Dr. Mark Graham, recently attended the Biodiversity Next conference in the Netherlands. In this story, he reflects on the importance of sharing biodiversity data.

  • The rocks in fishes’ heads tell amazing stories

    Blog Post When I collect and research fish specimens for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s collection, I’m often particularly interested in the rocks in their heads. These tiny rocky structures, just millimetres in size, are called otoliths, or ear stones. For fishes, …