The museum under construction. The Williams James Topley Collection, National Archives of Canada PA-042281.

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Stone, Fire and Glass

Our 100-year-old, beautiful heritage building has recently undergone a major makeover. Learn more about the renovations and the rich history of the museum.

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A museum educator and students examine aquatic invertebrates.

Help Us Accomplish Our Mission

Make the Link between Canadians and Nature

"The purpose of the Canadian Museum of Nature is to increase throughout Canada and internationally, interest in, knowledge of and appreciation and respect for the natural world..."

Our volunteers play a vital role in supporting the work of the Canadian Museum of Nature in a variety of interesting ways, such as offering workshops to young students, enhancing the visitor's experience in our galleries, helping to care for our collections, advancing natural history research, and supporting many projects behind the scenes.

More specifically, here are some of the areas you can help in, as a volunteer:

There are many ways to contribute as a museum volunteer. If none of these categories quite fit what you have in mind, you can still apply to become a volunteer and indicate what way you would like to be involved. We can always explore options.

So Many Reasons for Volunteering!

  • You have an opportunity to share your talents and passions.
  • You get to participate in training and special seminars on natural history subjects and issues.
  • You can attend special events.
  • You receive free admission to the museum.
  • You help support our mission to promote knowledge of and respect for the natural world.

How to Get Involved

The first step to becoming part of our team involves contacting us:
Katja Rodriguez
Coordinator, Volunteer Programme
Tel.: 613.566.4261
TTY: 613.566.4700
Fax: 613.364.4028