A microscope.

Our Research

The Canadian Museum of Nature has a large, multidisciplinary team of scientists who conduct leading-edge research in the natural sciences.

Charles Sternberg's magnifying glass enlarges a carnosaur fossil tooth.

Our Collections

More than 10 million specimens gathered over more than 150 years, covering four billion years of Earth's history, and one of Canada's most valuable assets: our natural history collections.

A variety of mounted beetle specimens in collection trays.

Search Our Collections

Online Database

Access data from the museum's collections: search, map results, and download data and images. Search our collections.

A stack of rare books.

Library and Archives

Our library specializes in natural history, and is open to the public. Our archives hold artworks, photographs and records, and are accessible by appointment.

A Scanning Electron Microscope image of a diatom in the genus Aulacoseira.

Our Scientific Services

We have scientific expertise and equipment. Is there something we can help you with?

A scientist kneels in a snowy landscape with a helicopter on the ground behind him.

In the Field

In Our Blog

Our scientists work in extraordinary places. Find out where they are doing their fieldwork and what they are discovering in our blog.