Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature?
The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 14.6 million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind.
From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell.
- Development of the west-side property
- The new lantern (PDF)
- Blue whale (PDF)
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News from the Museum
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- Ottawa lazurite find points to undiscovered Canadian deposit
Michel Picard tells the fascinating story of a mysterious Ottawa mineral find that ties together glaciers and one of Canada's great mineral photographers.
- Museum’s millions-strong Arctic marine invertebrates collection gets digitized
Thanks to Beaty family donation, the museum is digitizing the collection information for its millions of Arctic marine invertebrates, writes Samantha Brooksbank.
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Read how two recent winners, Ocean Tracking Network and Ungalli Clothing Inc., shared their prize to “pay it forward”. The Call for Nominations for the 2018 awards is now underway with a deadline of May 7.
Each year, the museum's scientists mentor students—from those getting their first experience in a lab, to Ph.D. candidates exploring detailed questions about natural history. Meet some of these scientists-in-training.