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Closed for Annual Maintenance

January 5–9

The museum will be closed from January 5 to 9 (inclusive) for annual maintenance. We reopen on Saturday, January 10. Come on by!

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Floor Plan

International Versions

Our floor plan is available in the following languages (PDF):

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Birthday Parties

Celebrate at the Museum

Give your child—aged four to eight—an unforgettable birthday party! Information.

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Group Visits

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Group Tours

Gallery Highlights

Have one of our educators show you highlights from our fossil, water and mammal galleries.
More information.

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Nature School Programs

Reserve Now!

Our new workshops, 3D movies and world-class galleries offer an unforgettable experience to your students.

A group visit is a great way of exploring the galleries and exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Thinking about organizing a group visit? Maybe you're a tour operator or a teacher planning a trip for your class. Everything you need to know about organizing a group tour of the museum can be found right here.

Group visits are ideal for:

  • adult or youth tourist groups visiting Ottawa
  • school groups
  • daycare groups
  • summer camp groups
  • extended families
  • Scouts and Girl Guides
  • seniors' tours.

A group is defined as 15 or more people.

Reservations are required: