Canadian Museum Of Nature, Ottawa

Canadian Museum Of Nature, Ottawa - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada

Phone: +1-6135664700

Ticket Price: 14 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Canadian Museum Of Nature, Ottawa

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, Ottawa Reviews - Write a Review

  • Exhibits are clearly labelled and well lit. The exhibits span four floors reachable through wide, expansive stairways and a spacious elevator that reaches all floors and special exhibits. Informative videos are included in almost all of the exhibits. Lots of things for children to do between exhibits. They have special exhibits for limited times. Parking is not free and the entry fee can be a bit pricey, but it's worth it if you can stay for a worthwhile time.

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  • Had for a quick visit on Thursday evening, best time to go because of the free admission. Got to see a couple exhibits and then had to leave but some very interesting stuff. Also the nature trade is a cool con where you can bring something in knowing the details of it and can trade it for points. And the points can be used to redeem for items. Ranging from fossils to large pine cones.

  • Nice museum. Beautiful building. Pretty standard for content (rocks, mammals, bugs etc.) but very well presented and laid out. Nothing wowed me but I would recommend it if you have some time to kill and are in the area.

  • First time ever going here and I must say, this place is incredible! The design and history of the building itself is something to see. There are 5 floors of knowledge and artifacts to explore; ranging from space, gems and lava to animals, bugs and beyond! Admission price is very reasonable for the amount of time to be spent here.

  • I been to nature nocturne many times. Love it. A very cool experience. Highly recommended for anyone 35 or younger. Booze, coat rack, places to chill, dance under the octopus and exhibits are open (no drinks allowed)

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