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.
- Development of the west-side property
- The new lantern (445 Kb PDF)
- Blue whale (600 Kb PDF)
- Hours, admissions, parking, location
- Quick facts about the museum (224 Kb PDF)
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- Happy Darwin Day! Evolutionary Transitions Abound at the Canadian Museum of Nature
In honour of Charles Darwin's birthday, palaeontologist Jordan Mallon went digging in the museum's fossil collection and found fascinating examples of evolution at work—evidence of evolutionary transitions through time.
- House Guests at the Castle
Our museum became the seat of Canada's government after fire destroyed the Parliament Buildings in 1916. The House of Commons and Senate stayed for four years.
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Lichen expert Dr. Irwin Brodo has created a landmark reference to identify more than 2,000 lichens found in North America.
A year of Arctic Exploration, Species Discovery, Nature Inspiration, specimen acquisition, public engagement and more in 2015.