Canadian Museum Of Nature

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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 Opening and Closing 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 Address: 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada
  • Canadian Museum Of Nature Contact Number: +1-6135664700
  • Canadian Museum Of Nature Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Canadian Museum Of Nature Price: 14 USD
  • Best time to visit Canadian Museum Of Nature(preferred time): 09:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Canadian Museum Of Nature: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ottawa include Canadian Museum Of Nature in their plan

  • 30.58% of people start their Canadian Museum Of Nature visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Canadian Museum Of Nature

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  • Paid $51 for 2 general admission/Brain: The Inside Story exhibit. There were literally 50 kids running rampant around any room we were in and they completely ruined the experience. They were pushing us out of the way while we were trying to read or interact with anything. Chaperones were nowhere to be found and the ones who did witness the terrible behaviour just laughed and shrugged. Why should I put up with your problem child? Teach them some respect before you allow them to ruin other people's days. Ridiculous considering we paid over $50 for the experience and it was garbage. The brain exhibit was definitely not worth $10, especially since there were two displays that didn't even work. Honestly, I can't even convey how much of a letdown that was. There should be a warning outside the museum if they know there are going to be groups of children visiting that day.

  • This is a very big museum with lot of interesting things to explore. The staffs inside the museum are very friendly. Need to get tickets before to avoid long queue. This museum has maintained very well and its very beautiful in some areas to take pictures. This museum has 4 floors it takes 2 hrs to check them all without rush. I loved it. Kids will have lot of things to learn. It's a very good interactive museum.

  • The museum is in an old style building. It good to see by itself. Interesting exhibitions: brain, earth, water, mammals. My family and I enjoyed them. I liked the earth one. It has big crystals and gems in perfect condition. I learned lots of new scientific information.

  • This museum has something for everyone! It has displays for every age group. It is also a great place to take geography classes to explore many curriculum topics. There are hands on exhibits and there is always a special exhibition for members to visit. My kids love going and ask to go often. The membership is a great value.

  • With four floors and two exhibit halls on each floor it was perfect. Went with small kids and they were could run around and touch some of the exhibits. The staff was super helpful in all aspects. Vear wheel chair friendly and easy to access all parts of the museum. Also Thursday nights are free admission.

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