Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature?
The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 10-million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind.
From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell.
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- Telling the Story of the Final Franklin Expedition Here at the Museum
Objects from the last landfall of Sir John Franklin's tragic voyage (1845–1848) provide an intimate look at the experience of the stranded men, as told through their personal items and equipment.
- A Photographer’s Dream: Capturing the National Collections
Stunning shots! A unique project lets museum photographer reflect on getting up close with the museum’s amazingly diverse collections.
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Hunting for fossils, diving for mussels, tracking the lynx and scouting for rare species are some of the research adventures awaiting Canadian Museum of Nature scientists this summer. Read more about their upcoming fieldwork in different areas of the country.
The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) has been putting a cornucopia of natural treasures on the road for four decades.