Canadian Museum of Nature


The Canadian Museum of Nature, one of the national capital’s main attractions, is the place to enjoy Canada’s natural treasures. Magnificent, world-class galleries – housed in a beautifully renovated, century-old, Gothic-style ‘castle’ – showcase fossils, mammals, birds, minerals, and more. Marvel at a complete Blue Whale skeleton in the RBC Blue Water Gallery. See hundreds of dazzling minerals and learn about the powerful forces that have shaped our planet in the Vale Earth Gallery. See countless specimens in the Bird Gallery. Enjoy dioramas of Canada’s iconic wildlife in the Mammal Gallery.

Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature

Bring the whole family to rediscover our fully renovated museum and new galleries.

What to See and Do

Check out What’s On for all the events, educational activities and HD movies happening during your visit.

Care for birds, dive down into the depths at the helm of a research submersible or explore a cave… Don’t miss our gallery play areas when visiting with kids.

Our Exhibitions presents our special exhibitions and our galleries.