An Illuminating Summer at the Museum!

Summer Programming

Discover fascinating natural phenomena, from the mystery of bioluminescence to some of the planet's wildest waves. Plan your visit.

An image from The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D.

The Ultimate Wave

Tahiti 3D

Accompany two surfing stars in their discovery of the giant waves and coral reefs of Tahiti. Showtimes.

Barn Swallow chicks (Hirundo rustica) await food from their mother.

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year

May 16 – Sept. 1

Admire the magnificent photographs from this annual contest.

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Special Event

August 15

Don't miss this Nature Nocturne, which kicks off a week of Pride celebrations in the capital. Info and tickets.

Collage: A museum educator shows an invertebrate to two young visitors, and an anemone.

New! Summer Camps at the Museum

July 7 – August 22

Treat your child to a world of discovery and fun—in a cool castle filled with dinosaurs, fossils, mammals and live creatures.

A polar bear (Ursus maritimus).

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Show the World You Have a Wild Side

Membership allows you to explore Canada's natural history as often as you wish. Spend extra time at the museum—not extra money.

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