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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News from the Museum
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- 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.
- “Royal Canadian” Diatoms from the Rideau Hall Pond in Ottawa
Museum volunteer Joe Holmes collects "Royal" diatoms from a pond on the grounds of the Governor General's residence, Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Ontario.
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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.