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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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Enjoyable for our two kids and us adults as well, reasonably priced. The 3D movie should be a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Very nice museum with big exhibition

This museum is very nice. The exhibits are very well presented and nicely explained. Parking is 5... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sebastian K
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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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  • Average8%
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyable for our two kids and us adults as well, reasonably priced. The 3D movie should be a definite add as it was the best part of the exhibit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is very nice. The exhibits are very well presented and nicely explained. Parking is 5 dollars every half an hour. If you go there you'll need time to see everything. Take at least 3 hours if you like nature.

Thank Sebastian K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my nephew to visit and explore. Very educational. He was exhausted at the end of this visit; so much to see and do. Restaurant is what I expected ;)

Thank sjccheff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nature museum has galleries on fossils and dinosaurs, Canadian mammals, oceans, insects, birds and a newly opened arctic gallery. The displays are still fairly new and there's things to read for adults as well as activities for kids. The building is very beautiful and...More

Thank Geopiggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this museum - the Arctic exhibit is wonderful. We visited many years ago with our daughters who are now grown up, but we enjoyed it just as much by ourselves. The dinosaurs and earth exhibits are incredible. If you love to learn...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Princess Juliana and her daughters lived in this castle just before the 2nd WW. (google Ottawa tulip festival). Live-sized skeletons of dinosaurs and more (whale skeleton) to live insects; see stuffed wild animals in their natural habitat (dioramas)-Nunavut muskox, B.C. cougar, Yukon Dalls Sheep etc.,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not sure what to expect at this museum. It is definitely geared towards small children with a number of hands on exhibits. They offer 2 3D movies (they are good) one was on Flight another on Predators, again a bit basic and meant...More

Thank torontoshutterbug65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my husband and 3 children(older teens). It was definitely geared toward younger children. It's a bit oddly laid out so the crowd flow is not the greatest. It was fairly crowded when we went even though it was late afternoon. With so many...More

Thank Jo-anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fourth floor Canada Goose Gallery was wonderfully interactive creating an energetic space to explore the Arctic environment, its people and its animals. I liked the entrance area with large blocks of real ice that welcome visitors on their Arctic adventure, and the wonderful examples...More

Thank BeenThere2c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here in August with my daughter. It is off the beaten path away from all the main attractions Ottawa has to offer. The building is spectacular and pristine! The layout of the museum was easy and accessible and it did not feel like...More

Thank BeckyAylmer
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Kaichen A
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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