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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- Species Discoveries in 2014 at the Canadian Museum of Nature
Discovery of new species is a specialty of the museum's scientific research, and a bumper crop was named and classified in 2014.
- Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere: Getting Ready to Welcome New Collections From Geological Survey of Canada
In 1842, Sir William Logan and his colleagues undertook a comprehensive geological survey of Canada. A great many of the specimens they collected are moving to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Palaeobiologist Kathlyn Stewart tells about the preparations that are underway to welcome these precious specimens.
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Science by Night on May 21 offers a jam-packed evening of activities, with opportunities to see things not usually on display, chat with experts and get behind-the-scene insights.
Preparing for BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out —where you can explore anatomy through specimens and a Science Lounge.