The museum is closed temporarily

The museum is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our reopening plans.

View of the museum entrance.

Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our reopening plans.

Adults and a child with paper and pencils at a coffee table.

Explore Nature


Discover a wide variety of fun and interesting things that you can do to enjoy nature at home—or anywhere.

Museum botanist Paul Sokoloff wearing a simulated spacesuit.

Life Under the Dome

Blog Post

Learn tips on how to work in isolation from scientist Paul Sokoloff, who spends most summers conducting fieldwork in remote areas of the planet.

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum).

The Maple Leaf

A Canadian Symbol

See maple specimens from the museum's collections and learn interesting facts.

A museum research scientist in the Badlands of Canada.

Collecting Fossils, Then and Now


Dig into the fascinating history of fossil collecting in Canada's Badlands and see real fossils being unearthed. (10 min. 33 sec.).

Composite: Cornwallis Island poppy (Papaver cornwallisense) and an illustration of a sun-salutation stretching pose.

Stretching Out, Arctic-Plant Style!

Make like an Arctic plant: chill out and try these simple stretching poses.

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