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Plus-One Perks

Adult Memberships

Bring a guest every time you visit the museum. Our new Plus-One memberships for adults offer extra benefits for both of you, besides! More information.

Become a member: show the world you have a wild side. There are loads of benefits when you join the Canadian Museum of Nature.

All prices are for one year. Taxes are included.

Discount offers may not be combined.

New! Plus-One Memberships

Make your membership a plus-one membership and bring a guest (any age) every time you visit the museum:

  • Your guest will receive the same on-site benefits as you, the member, while visiting the museum
  • You will receive two tickets to Nature Nocturne, a monthly, adults-only evening of open galleries, themed activities, dancing, food and drink.
  • Membership categories:
    • Regular-Price Adult Plus-One
    • Other-Museum Plus-One
    • National Adult Plus-One.

Benefits for Members

On-Site Benefits

  • Free admission to the museum for one year
  • Free admission to temporary blockbuster exhibitions (i.e., no special-exhibition surcharge)
  • Discount on museum programmes, including adult workshops and special lectures (where applicable, to a maximum of 20%)
  • 10 points for use at the Trading Post
  • 10% discount at the Nature Boutique
  • 10% discount at the Nature Café

Other Benefits

  • Free admission to
    • Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario
    • New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Subscription to the museum's electronic newsletter
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition openings and special events

Additional Plus-One Benefits

  • The member may bring a guest (any age) along on every visit to the museum
  • The guest receives the same on-site benefits as the member while visiting the museum
  • The member receives two tickets to Nature Nocturne.

Discounted Memberships

Other-Museum Membership

If you are a member of one or more of the other national museums in Ottawa and Gatineau (see below), you are eligible for 20% off the price of membership at the Canadian Museum of Nature:

  • Canada Agriculture Museum
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • Canadian War Museum
  • National Gallery of Canada.

Available for all traditional memberships and new plus-one adult memberships.

National Membership

If you live more than 100 km from the museum, you are eligible for 20% off the price of membership. Available for all traditional memberships and new plus-one adult memberships.

Membership Prices

Membership Category Regular-Price Membership Regular-Price Plus-One National Membership National Plus-One Other-Museum Membership Other-Museum Plus-One
2 adults, and children ages 17 and younger, living at the same address
$99   $79.20   $79.20  

2 adults living at the same address, and their grandchildren ages 17 and younger

$99   $79.20   $79.20  
Ages 18–64
$75 $115 $60 $92 $60 $92
Ages 65+, with a senior-identification card
$60   $48   $48  
1 adult and any 5 children
$90   $72   $72  
Ages 18–64 with a student-identification card
$60   $48   $48  

Taxes are not included.

Gift Memberships

You can give membership as a gift. Buy a membership online now, or buy in person at the museum.

For online purchases: While waiting for the gift membership to arrive by mail, the new member(s) may visit the museum by showing the receipt and identification at the reception desk. The receipt is emailed to the purchaser at the time of purchase. We accept a hard-copy print-out of the receipt or an electronic copy on a mobile device.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates for membership and admission. Buy them at the museum reception desk or by phone: 613.566.4791 or 1.800.263.4433 (Canada and U.S.A.).

Become a Member Now

New Member


  • Renew your membership by phone, fax, email or letter (see the contact info below)
  • or renew online.

Payment Methods

  • At the museum: Cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express
  • Online: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.

Contact Our Membership Office

  • Email membinfo@mus-nature.ca
  • Phone 613.566.4271 or 1.800.263.4433 (toll-free in Canada and U.S.A.)
  • Fax 613.364.4013
  • Write
    Membership Services
    Canadian Museum of Nature
    P.O. Box 3443, Station D
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada K1P 6P4
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