A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) lying amid purple flowers.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

New Permanent Gallery
Now open!

Explore Canada's mysterious, vulnerable and unique Arctic in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

Woman holding a video camera captures five children playing on rocky beach with ice in background.

Northern Voices Gallery

Now open!

Experience Inuinnauyugut: We are Inuinnait the inaugural exhibit of the Northern Voices Gallery.

Arctic lupine (Lupinus arcticus) growing in front of a tent.

Focus on the Arctic

Summer at the Museum

A burst of special activities and events! Check out our programme!

Hands hold a ceramic flower.


Outdoor exhibition

Admire a stunning floral exhibition on our east lawn: a profusion of 9000 flowers and ceramic feathers.

Logo: Nature Nocturne.

Nature Nocturne: 150 Throwback Special

Friday, June 30

Come celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday with the biggest, time-trippiest, way-back throwback party in Ottawa!

A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) lying among magenta flowers.

Volunteer This Summer

A Cool Gig

Help with this summer's Arctic-themed programs and special events. Info about volunteering.

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