Native mussels fight back

Nature Scoop

See how native mussels are faring in their fight against invasive zebra mussels in the Rideau River.

An illustration of the dinosaur.

New Horned Dinosaur

"Judith"

Spiclypeus shipporum, a new dinosaur with an extraordinary frill described at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

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Detail from the museum's site-development plan.

Information Package

Green Space and Parking

Get all the information about the museum's plans for the west side of the property.

Hunting beetles in Central America: a talk in Vancouver by museum entomologist Bob Anderson

Dr. Bob Anderson brings his skills as a scientific raconteur to Vancouver’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum on February 16 with a public presentation about his fieldwork.

Protecting Our Arctic Biodiversity

The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes the continued focus on the Arctic noted in the release of the Joint Statement on Arctic Leadership, issued December 20, 2016. 

14.6 million and counting!

A recent recount of all of our specimens arrived at a pretty impressive number. Find out more. 

 

The story of the flying machine in our Queens’ Lantern

Learn the story behind the ultralight aircraft hanging in the Museum.

Carleton University student catalogues Canada’s first dinosaur bones

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.

 

From the lab to the gallery floor: museum volunteers make a difference

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.

Past winners reflect on impact of Nature Inspiration Awards

With the application process underway for the 2016 awards, the museum caught up with last year’s winners to hear how the award impacted the work they do in connecting people with nature. 

The beetles go country: new species named after Austin-based musician

A new species of weevil found near Austin, Texas by museum entomologist Dr. Robert Anderson has been named Lymantes fowleri after Kevin Fowler, a country musician based in the area. 

Food of the future? Bug “snacks” offer new perspective

Whether they gross you out or spark your imagination, insects have always had a unique place in the human psyche. But there’s one purpose that isn’t typically associated with bugs: food.

Protecting Our Arctic Biodiversity

The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes the Prime Minister’s release of the Joint Statement on Climate, Energy and Arctic Leadership, issued March 10, 2016.