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The Big 4-0

The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) has been putting a cornucopia of natural treasures on the road for four decades.

More than 10 million reasons to visit!

Don't miss the Open House on Saturday, October 19 at the museum's Natural Heritage Campus in Quebec.

100 Years of Dinosaurs on Display

The Canadian Museum of Nature's first fossil hall opened in 1913 and the Edmontosaurus dinosaur mount is still on view a century later.

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  • Arctic Science Summit Week 2014, Helsinki, Finland
    Natural-history museums can contribute significantly to knowledge and debates relating to the Arctic, says Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. In the future, she would like to see natural-history museums play a greater role in international scientific meetings like the one she just participated in.
  • A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist
    As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. "When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having a bit of the soul of this man in my hands", says Ted.
  • The James Bond of Fishes
    Do you know the James Bond of fish? It's just one of the many species that will be included in a forthcoming book about Arctic fish.
  • Edible Arctic Festival Ready for the Final Sprint!
    The Edible Arctic Festival opens on April 3. As the big day approaches, Nathalie Rodrigue tells about the last, frenzied preparations going on at the museum.
  • My Thoughts on Thinking Plants
    Recent research shows that plants can communicate, respond to stimuli and even learn. Can we conclude that they are smart? Botanist Paul Sokoloff explored the question in a NatureTalks conversation.