Please allow about two to three hours for a reasonably complete visit of the Museum.

A map.

Getting Here

240 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Ontario
At the corner of McLeod and Metcalfe.

On foot: About 20 minutes (1.4 km) directly south of Parliament Hill.

GPS coordinates: 45° 24.780'N, 75° 41.330'W.

More directions.


View of the front doors.

Summer Hours

  • 9 am – 6 pm
  • Thursdays, Fridays:
    9 am – 8 pm

More about hours.

A museum staff member at the reception desk.


Adult $13
Student $11
Senior $11
Child $9
Tiny Tot Free
Member Free

Taxes are not included.

Free admission to the permanent galleries:

  • Thurs.: 5 pm – 8 pm
  • July 1 (Canada Day)

Save!—Ticket combos

Two polar bears (Ursus maritimus).

Plus-One Memberships

Bring a Guest

Plus-One memberships let you bring a guest every time you visit the museum. And, your guest receives the same on-site benefits that you do. Find out more.

An interpreter with visitors in the museum.

Group Rates

Are there 15 or more in your group?

Adults $10.50
(65 and older)
(13 and older)
(ages 3–12)

More about group rates.

Model of a Triceratops skull.

Nature Boutique

Shop at the Museum

Dinosaurs, fossils, minerals and more! Discover an exciting selection of toys, games, books and beautiful jewellery at the Nature Boutique.


  • 9:30 am – 6 pm
  • Thursdays, Fridays:
    10 am – 8 pm