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.

Parking.

View of the front doors.

Hours

  • 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursdays: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Mondays: closed
  • Holidays: open
  • Exceptions.

Open
Monday, October 13 (Thanksgiving Day)

More about hours.

A museum staff member at the reception desk.

Admission

Adult $12.50
Student $10.50
Senior $10.50
Child $8.50
Tiny Tot Free
Member Free

Taxes are not included.

Free admission to the permanent galleries:

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

Ticket combos for 3D movie and special exhibition.

Two polar bears (Ursus maritimus).

Plus-One Memberships

Bring a Guest

New! 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
Seniors
(65 and older)
$8
Students
(13 and older)
$8
Children
(ages 3–12)
$6

More about group rates.

Model of a Triceratops skull.

Nature Boutique

Shop at the Museum

Dinosaurs, toys, minerals and more! Discover an exciting selection of souvenirs at the Nature Boutique.

Hours

  • 10 am – 5 pm
  • Thursdays: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Closed most Mondays.
  • Exceptions (museum hours)
  • The boutique opens an hour after the museum.