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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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Canadian Museum of Nature Admission
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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. Learn about Canada's North in the Canada Goose Arctic 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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  • Average8%
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
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"blue whale skeleton"
in 32 reviews
"bird gallery"
in 24 reviews
"earth gallery"
in 23 reviews
"arctic exhibit"
in 16 reviews
"stuffed animals"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 28 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 75 reviews
"four floors"
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"all ages"
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"hands on activities"
in 28 reviews
"great for kids"
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"kids and adults"
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"beautiful building"
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"whole family"
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"few hours"
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"rainy day"
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"free admission"
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My wife and I recently took our 5 and 2 year old sons to this wonderful museum in Ottawa and we all had a great time. It was $14 for parking, $45 for tickets, and $20 for a hot dog lunch. We parked in the...More

Thank FamilyTripper2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 13 year old wanted to visit this museum. The cost was $46 for her and my wife and I. We only had 2 hours until close, and that was plenty of time for us. The Arctic exhibit was cool (see what I did there)....More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking is limited. Come early. Lots of interesting and well planned exhibitions including The Earth that explores rocks and minerals. Very fascinating! We also spent lots of time in the areas dedicated for Mammals and Water, Insects and Dinosaurs. The special exhibition on Brain cost...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really great. There is so much to do there. We couldn't complete it. We were there 4 hours and we still hadn't gotten to the top floor. There is a great mix of high-level science, interactive activities, and play breaks. We were with our 2-...More

Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently again visited this museum which has long been a favourite of mine in the Ottawa. The museum is situated on 4 floors and a large glass facade is on the front of the building and when you climb the stairs you get a...More

Thank Stirling B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my second visit here. The museum is very nice and the glass part on the front suits well with the building. You can discover world of animals, fossiles, water or minerals there. The exhibits are very interesting and informative and there are many...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very antiquated stuffed birds. Nothing really to rave about. A gross, dirty general feeling to the place...

Thank neoplop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with my two older boys and husband and we all loved it. We enjoyed the Brain exhibition as well as the many interactive activities. If I had small children and lived nearby I would go there often, there is so much...More

Thank LMila_2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is right around the corner from a Best Western. It once served as the Canadian House of Commons. It has a "natural" park on the side of the museum. I honestly thought it was a neglected city park. The museum is 4 stories...More

Thank Beckyone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The space itself is wonderful, combining modern architectural elements with older ones, somewhat like London's natural history museum, but it's much less crowded, thankfully. My favorite collections were the Fossil Gallery and the Earth Gallery, but the Mammals and Birds Galleries were interesting, too. Although...More

Thank AliLS
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Kaichen A
20 January 2017|
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358sam
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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Carpies2
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
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