Two polar bears (Ursus maritimus).

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Our Exhibitions

Special Exhibitions—The 2015 Season

Arctic Voices.

Arctic Voices

Dec. 5, 2014 – May 3, 2015

Challenge your ideas! This exciting exhibition will give you a new look at the Arctic, its people and wildlife.



Dec. 19, 2014 – April 6, 2015

Let yourself marvel at these splendours of the Earth.

Animal Inside Out.

Animal Inside Out

May 1 – Sept. 20, 2015

What's happening under the skin? Experience animals like you've never seen them before.

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year.

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year

May 8, 2015 – March 20, 2016

Admire the magnificent photographs from this annual competition.


Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery.

Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery

Travel back to end of the age of dinosaurs, their extinction, and the beginning of the age of mammals in the Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery.

RBC Blue Water Gallery.

RBC Blue Water Gallery

Discover the amazing diversity of life on our blue planet and see a real skeleton of the largest animal in the world in the RBC Blue Water Gallery. (Can you guess what it is?)

Vale Earth Gallery.

Vale Earth Gallery

Discover the richness and origins of the Earth through interactive activities and fascinating specimens.



Go nose to nose with an eye-popping collection of live insects, arachnids and slugs in Animalium.

Mammal Gallery.

Mammal Gallery

The beautiful dioramas in our Mammal Gallery let you see Canadian mammals up close and discover the amazing adaptations that they've developed to survive

Bird Gallery.

Bird Gallery

With an amazing array of more than 450 species, our Bird Gallery presents the largest collection of Canadian birds on display in the world. It's an indoor bird-watching adventure!

Stone Wall Gallery.

Stone Wall Gallery

Beautiful images adorn the heritage stone walls in the museum's theatre foyer. New exhibitions are displayed every few months.