Canadian Museum Of NatureCurrently Closed
- Address: 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6135664700
- Ticket Price: 14 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Canadian Museum Of Nature - Review
The Canadian Museum of Nature is one of the most popular kids’ attractions in Ottawa with a rich collection of fossils, mineral and rocks, exhibits of wild animals, birds and insects and a stunning exhibit of the marine and fresh water fishes including a skeleton of a blue whale.
The in-house library is just what you need to unleash your inner-geek and go through the vast collection of books open to the general public. The National Herbarium of Canada is another addition to the museum and consists of a huge collection of algae, plants and bryophytes.
Canadian Museum Of Nature Ticket Prices
General Admission Access to the permanent galleries.
- Adult: $13.50
- Senior (65+): $11.50
- Student (13+): $11.50
- Child (3–12): $9.50
- Tiny Tot (0–2): Free
- Member: Free
- Taxes are not included.
Free Admission to the Permanent Galleries:
- Thursday evenings: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- July 1 (Canada Day)
- For one person accompanying a person with a disability
For other & detailed prices visit the official website.
Canadian Museum Of Nature Hours
Regular Hours: The boutique opens half an hour after the museum.
Exceptions: Open on Holiday Mondays:
- October 10 (Thanksgiving Day)
- December 26
- January 2
- February 20 (Family Day)
- February 27 (during spring break in Quebec)
- March 13 (during spring break in Ontario)
- April 17 (Easter Monday)
- May 22 (Victoria Day)
For changes in timings, visit the official website.
Closed from January 9th to 13th for annual maintenance.
How To reach Canadian Museum Of Nature by Public Transport
- By Bus: Elgin / McLeod
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
- On foot
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Canadian Museum Of Nature, Ottawa Reviews
Such a cool place! Everything about this museum is awesome. Dinosaur bones. Insectarium. Gem stones. I don’t even know where to start! Awesome for anyone of any age. Bring a date. Bring the family. Go alone. You won’t regret it. If you have the chance to hit the “nature nocturne” event you should take the chance. It’s a very nifty way to experience the museum.
The exhibits are amazing, meant for all audiences. The staff is pretty kind, even though not interactive (I guess in a museum they aren't supposed to be). The building is in the style of an old castle, which adds a pretty cool vibe to it. They tend to have special exhibits every so often, which are really fascinating. One example is an exhibit about bioluminescence where they had all different types of glowing animals and fungi. Anyway, if you are looking for a museum to take your kids to, this should definitely be on of your options.
Had a great afternoon at the museum. Perhaps we should have arrived earlier as we only went to half the exhibits. My 7yo thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Recommend the butterfly exhibit if it's open when you go. Yes, there's a relatively small additional cost, but it's an up close view of these beautiful creatures.
Excellent displays aimed at all ages - easy to spend a day here and still not see everything! The Arctic display and the Dinosaur display were our family's favourites, with the insect display a close second. The building itself is beautiful and the staff and volunteers were very friendly and well-informed. Overall, an excellent experience!
Fantastic museum, and I have been to many. The dinosaur area is especially interesting. Expect to spend a few hours. Don't rush the experience. The exhibits were fun yet informative, without being too flashy. Highly recommend a visit.