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Canadian Museum of Nature

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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were truly amazed at all of the Very Great Exhibits that we seen when we went to visit The canadian museum of Nature.it is a very great place to take your young children or your grandchildren. They will remember what they...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk with butterflies runs until March sometime- a great experience !!! We only did about half of the rest of the place and will be back to finish. Fossils, mammals and sea areas were excellent presented

Thank Jer D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Ottawa for our grandson's seventh birthday and were taken to see the museum. It was very entertaining and informative for adults and children alike. There were things geared to children's interests and for adults as well, so nobody was excluded. The place...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something exciting about visiting a museum after hour.. More fun when you can look at dinosaur bones while sipping a glass of wine. The catering company also did a good job with dinner service and food. Thank you. Consider myself lucky to experience...More

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place in a beautiful building. The movie Theater was not in operation which was not communicated to us when we arrived. The coffee shop closed before the closing museum hours. Otherwise interesting visit.

Thank LelyAbud
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a museum geek. I have travelled Canada and abroad and the Canadian Museum for sure! The building is stunning. The exhibits are super interesting and well organized. The fees are reasonable and free on Thursdays after 5pm until 8pm. The museum also offered...More

Thank Rtistik
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is great with children or friends looking to spend a few hours of their day even a good date option. One of my favorite exhibits here is the rocks and minerals exhibit where they have a wonderful collection. check always for special exihibits...More

Thank Katrina K
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is a good spot for families but might tire kids under 6. Exhibits are informative and well curated. Lots to see. We were disappointed that there was a 3.5 hour wait for the butterfly exhibit and had we known would not have gone. We...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

A trip to this museum offered up fun and education for both children and adults alike. The displays were very well organised and presented and there were several different exhibits of interest from dinosaurs to birds and insects to an exhibit on the Inuit people....More

Thank MattSGH
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a spectacular museum. The displays are outstanding and wonderful for kids and adults of all ages. Lots to see and do. We went to the butterfly exhibit- outstanding. The kids got to see butterflies up close and had many landing on them.

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Kaichen A
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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
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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
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