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Canadian Museum of Nature

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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Nice museum

There was lot of children and it was cute to see their expression in front of the big polar bears... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Montreal, Canada
So Much Fun!

I love coming to this museum! There are so many fun interactive exhibits and it's always changing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jay C
Ottawa, Canada
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Canada's national natural history museum offers world-class galleries in a handsome heritage "castle". Marvel at dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles in the Fossil Gallery. See grizzlies and other wild animals up close in beautiful dioramas in the Mammal Gallery. Observe hundreds of specimens in the Bird Gallery. See a real blue whale skeleton in the Water Gallery. Be dazzled by over a thousand gorgeous minerals and rocks in the Earth Gallery. Peer at an eye-popping assortment of creepy crawlies in Nature Live. Enjoy an action-packed 3D movie. Take advantage of numerous hands-on activities. Don't miss the special, travelling exhibitions. A superb destination for visitors of all ages!
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed yesterday

There was lot of children and it was cute to see their expression in front of the big polar bears. Nice museum on 4 floors,

Thank caroler160
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love coming to this museum! There are so many fun interactive exhibits and it's always changing - so every visit is never the same!

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing building ,with great Exhibits, very interesting and informative and lots for children to interact with .The only disappointment was the café NO house tea or cakes or anything nice to eat ! otherwise we had a really good day while on holiday from the...More

Thank pip122
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being from Ottawa, as a child I lived very close to this Museum and visited many times. This visit was with my 3 grandchildren and not being in the museum for any years, it was a totally new experience, obviously it has changed, but it...More

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to bring the kids. The have so many cool exhibits that the kids can interact with and they even have a huge whale skeleton. As my nephew would say, Its pretty cool

Thank Ryedrinker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on what we think were the last days of summer vacation and it was very busy - queues out of the front door. Next time, we’d pick a school day! Only got drinks from the restaurant but it looked pricey. There is a...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expertly presented display certainly awed the 3-year-old grandson and his guides. Questions never before imagined were answered. Interactive displays and videos kept everyone entered. The congenial staff was quick to attend to our needs. Our family will definitely be returning in the future!

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early and parked in the paid parking lot. We had purchased a visit three museum pass and this was the third. So much to see and to read that we spent nearly four hours and had to leave to get somewhere by that...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would have been a 5-star review but many of the available exhibits weren't working due to an in-house internet problem. This problem wasn't explained to us until after we had paid. Had we have known there was a problem we would have rescheduled our...More

Thank WyevaleWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum well worth visiting. Interesting for everyone and in every age group. Contains interesting exhibits - dinosaurs, rocks/gems, Canadian nature, etc. Have visited museum regularly and always find it valuable and informative.

Thank Roman H
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Kaichen A
20 January 2017|
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Response from cheryllynn18 | Reviewed this property |
yes no problem at all
19 November 2016|
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Response from museumofnature | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. The Ottawa public library (among others) offers a pass that you can borrow for admission to the Canadian Museum of Nature. You can find out more on the library's web site. (I tried to include the... More
3 August 2016|
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Response from museumofnature | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Apologies for the delay. Summer is a busy time, particularly on a rainy day, or on an extremely hot day when it's even too hot to be at a beach. We open at 9 am. If you arrive early, you won't... More