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Canadian Museum of Nature

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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...more
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful day at this museum, ourgrand children loved the dinosaurs. There were many beautiful animals and we learnt all about them - I definite place you want to revisit.

Thank Nora T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great afternoon at this museum. There are many things for kids to do and be involved with such as machines for exploring volcanoes, earthquakes, insects, and the boat kitchen. Free parking is available during weekends on the nearby streets. Not cheap at...More

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museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your comments - we appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My son literally spent three days in a row here. He didn't want to try anywhere else. Even after 3 days, I think he wanted to go back again. My husband and I also enjoyed it - it's an impressive museum! They had cute little...More

Thank Entropia8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome place with a ton to see. There’s love insects to gaze at as well and even a real iceberg. They’re always changing it up too which makes it even more interesting. Must see!

Thank kbrazz
museumofnature, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Museum of Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing this review! Coming this fall we have two special exhibitions - the return of our Live Butterflies show opening Oct. 6 and then Slowest of the Slow opening Dec. 21. Get full details at nature.ca.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some pretty neat aspects to the architectural design of this building. One section looks like the face of a turtle. On the roof there is a section that looks like a canoe and on the sides of the building you can see what looks like...More

Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a great Canadian museum a must see for tourists and Canadians. well laid exhibits, friendly informative staff. Count on spending quite a few hours there as there is much to see!The west coast native exhibit is exceptional!

Thank ArtBoyCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the subjects covered here were interesting and definitely diverse. I was surprised at the number of "lesser known" dinosaurs in that exhibit. I appreciated that. The Arctic exhibit was also well done. I enjoyed the tactile portions of that section. Each area was...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is particularly good for children the halls are very manageable things are well displayed and at an excellent height to keep kids engaged. It has it all dinosaurs we had just been to Drumheller but we still learnt more, live bugs, movies, lots of...More

Thank 77maple123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Spiders to dinosaurs there is a lot to see in this museum. There are a lot of interactive (some broken) displays to amuse everyone. Easily takes three or four hours of wondering about.

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum in a beautiful gothic building. There was lots to see, so plan for at least two hours there. I would say it’s geared towards families with younger children but you can still enjoy as an adult. There is parking available...More

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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
2 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