Two polar bears (Ursus maritimus).

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Our Exhibitions


Bugs: Outside the Box.

Bugs: Outside the Box

Until March 28

Face to face with insects. Enter another dimension!

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.


Ultimate Dinosaurs.

Ultimate Dinosaurs

June 11 – Sept. 5, 2016

Bigger, badder and unique. Meet the dinosaurs from Gondwana.

Permanent Galleries

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.

Water Gallery.

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 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

This gallery is closed for renovation. Don't miss the re-opening in June 2016!

Stone Wall Gallery.

Stone Wall Gallery

Magnificent images and artworks, changed regularly, ornament the heritage stone walls of the museum's basement.

Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions presented at the museum in previous years.