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Learn the story behind the ultralight aircraft hanging in the Museum.
For years, Canada’s first dinosaur fossils remained in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature, overlooked by scientists. Now, more than 120 years after being discovered, a Carleton University student has begun the painstaking work of cataloguing them.
Whether on the front lines or behind the scenes, people have been participating in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s volunteer program for nearly 40 years. In 2015-2016 alone, volunteers amassed over 13,000 hours of work.
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The Museum's Blog
- The Forever Business
When thousands of conservationists meet, we're there too: our mission at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
- Where in the World Is Snow Grass? Part 2
Dogged searching to the ends of the Earth—Did the keen botany student find snow grass?
- Where in the World Is Snow Grass? Part 1
A passionate botany student tells of her adventures looking for the answer.
- A Green Tour of Rideau Hall for Museum Botanists
This summer, museum botanists toured the magnificent rooms and greenhouses of Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario.
- How Did Those Mussels Get to the Museum’s Pond?
The surprising voyage taken by mussel larvae—which are attached to fish—to reach and colonize one of our ponds.