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.
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The museum will reopen to the public on Wednesday, February 2, as permitted under the Government of Ontario’s schedule for lifting pandemic-related closures for indoor venues.
Every January, the Museum closes its doors for several days of cleaning and maintenance. From dinosaur-dusting to whale-degreasing, find out what typically happens in this cleaning "Blitz", and why it looks a little different this year.
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- Informing the Present by Breaking Down the Past (Literally!)
Join the museum’s Shyong En Pan as he explains how scientists can better understand valuable specimens only after they break them.
- Lovely to Meat You: An Introduction to the Carnivorous Plants of Canada
Join the museum’s Marrissa Miller as she introduces readers to several species of carnivorous plants found in Canada.