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Nature Nocturne: Wild in the City

Friday, November 24

Stimulate your curiosity, move your body at Nature Nocturne – Ottawa's coolest night out!

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Museum Alive 3D

Museum specimens come to life. Meet fascinating and extinct species. Suspense guaranteed!

Close-up on heard of reindeer.


Photo Exhibition
September 23 – January 7

Discover the life and culture of Sámi reindeer herders in this temporary photo exhibition.

A specimen comprising azurite and malachite.

Our Exhibitions

Windows on the natural world:

  • special exhibitions
  • Arctic gallery
  • water gallery
  • Earth gallery
  • mammal gallery
  • bird gallery
  • Nature Live.
Collage: A polar bear (Ursus martitimus), butterflies, flowering plants.

Holiday Membership Offer

Free Month for Both of You

Give the gift of membership: 13 months for the price of 12 for the recipient AND gift-giver! More information.

A blue butterfly resting on a yellow and red flower.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Dec. 16, 2017 – April 2, 2018
Take a stroll among live butterflies! Admire their beauty, watch them eat and learn more about these fascinating insects.

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