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The Canadian Museum of Nature is a part of Ottawa that is not to be missed.
- The museum's signature galleries and special exhibitions draw visitors from around the world. Fossils and dinosaurs, mammals, birds, water, Earth—there's something here for everyone.
- It's worth a visit for the architecture alone! The museum is a massive 100-year-old heritage building fondly known as "the castle." It's more than just a landmark; it's a piece of our collective history. Read more about this excellent example of 20th-century architecture.
Organizing a Special Trip for a Group?
- See and learn about our many unique specimens and displays in our Gallery Highlights Tour—the most popular way to experience the museum!
- You'll find some good-to-know info about Group Visits.
- Group-tour organizers may also find it helpful to review the information about bus parking and drop-off (284 Kb PDF).
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Find out about the attractions of our permanent galleries and admire the remarkable architecture of our heritage building.
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Shop at the Museum
Dinosaurs, toys, minerals and more! Discover an exciting selection of souvenirs at the Nature Boutique.
- 10 am – 5 pm
- Thursdays: 10 am – 8 pm
- Closed most Mondays.
- Exceptions (museum hours)
- The boutique opens an hour after the museum.
What's On – Highlights
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