The Canadian Museum of Nature will remain closed until further notice, in line with province-wide restrictions announced January 12 by the Government of Ontario.
The presence of the “Pakenham whale” links to a time 13,000 to 10,000 years ago, when an ice-age inlet of the Atlantic Ocean blanketed parts of Ontario and Quebec. This habitat for aquatic life, known as the Champlain Sea, was created by the retreating glaciers during the close of the last glacial period.
A tiny and elusive marine worm from the St. Lawrence Estuary has a new identity—thanks to the persistence of the museum’s Curator of Invertebrates, Dr. Jean-Marc Gagnon.
Virtual Open House: Video series reveals the diversity of Canada’s national natural-history collections
An October tradition that attracts thousands of nature enthusiasts has one gone online this year.
The Canadian Museum of Nature remains open to the public following the Government of Ontario’s directive to close some public places on October 10 in response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Ice and cold have long shaped our planet, as well as life on it. This dramatic story of adaptation is presented in a new exhibition developed by the museum—and it’s told with a cast of characters that includes woolly mammoths, American lions and Neanderthals.
Learn the inspiration behind the Museum's new installation, Gaia, a giant inflated sculpture of the Earth by Luke Jerram.
Museum lichen researcher Dr. Troy McMullin has described a new species discovered near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Named Bacidia gigantensis, it is surprisingly common but distinctly different from others in its genus.
Macoun's Shining Moss: a lucky find. The only two instances in which this species, Neomacounia nitida, was collected were in 1862 and 1864 in Belleville by the renowned naturalist and botanist, John Macoun.
Funding is received from the Government of Canada in response to the museum's closure due to COVID-19.