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Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Nature Admission

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Activity provider:Canadian Museum of Nature
Entry ticket

Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Nature Admission

Activity provider:Canadian Museum of Nature

From US$ 14.23 per person

Discover the diverse wonders of Canada at the Canadian Museum of Nature, the national natural history and natural sciences museum. Enjoy access to 4 floors of permanent collections showcasing the geology, ecology, and paleontology of Canada.

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  • Let yourself be inspired by Canada's diverse natural world
  • Marvel at the size of a complete blue whale skeleton
  • Immerse yourself in Canada’s Arctic through interactive exhibitions
  • See live exhibits, including Pacific tide pool creatures and Bugs Alive
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Discover Canada’s diverse nature under one roof when you visit the Canadian Museum of Nature. Located a 20-minute walk from Parliament Hill and easily accessible by public transportation or car, the museum offers world-class galleries housed in a striking historic “castle” that once served as Canada’s Parliament. Explore 4 floors full of galleries showcasing the geology, ecology, and paleontology of Canada as live exhibits. Your admission includes access to all permanent galleries as well as the special exhibition, “Rendez-vous hiboux”.

Encounter giant dinosaurs, iconic Canadian mammals, a complete blue whale skeleton, dazzling gems and minerals, Canadian birds, live insects, Pacific tide pool creatures, and more. Discover the mysteries of water and Earth, as well as the creatures that inhabit our planet now and in the past. Touch real ice and immerse yourself in Canada’s Arctic in the spectacular "Canada Goose Arctic Gallery", an Ontario Signature Experience. Explore Canada's mysterious, vulnerable and unique Arctic through immersive hands-on and interactive displays.

Additional Option: Special Exhibit: Under the Canopy – Animals of the Rainforest Venture into the rainforest in this engaging exhibition where you’ll meet some of the fascinating animals that live under the canopy. Explore the importance of rainforests for the planet. See 15 species of live creatures in their attractive habitats, including snakes, geckos, an iguana, and a two-toed sloth! Learn about biodiversity, ecology, and why rainforest conservation is vital. Through interactive games, discover species at risk, how slow species survive, and cold-blooded vs. warm-blooded animals. Four giant sculptures provide fun photo ops. Pose next to a gorilla. Children will love climbing on top of a huge frog, crocodile or tortoise. The exhibition was developed by Little Ray’s Nature Centres.
  • Admission to the Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Admission to the Special Exhibit (if relevant option selected with it included)
  • Access to all permanent galleries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Coat check
  • Access to the “Rendez-vous hiboux” exhibition
  • Special exhibitions not specified
  • Guided tours

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Museum opening hours vary seasonally
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All visitors must abide by the Museum's code of conduct
  • On Thursdays, the Museum is open until 8:00 PM and entry after 5:00 PM is complimentary
  • Wheelchair access is available via the main entrance
  •  Paid parking is available on site
  •  We strongly encourage the use of a mask, especially where physical distancing is not feasible.
  •  To assist in physical distancing and planning, refer to the capacity counters at the entrance to each gallery.
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4.3 /5

based on 12 reviews

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