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Nature Nocturne 2015-16 season kicks off at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 25


Nature Nocturne—the popular Friday night party event at the Canadian Museum of Nature—returns this fall for its fourth season.

“Nature Nocturne continues to be a fabulous way for adults to discover and explore the Museum after hours,” says Canadian Museum of Nature President and CEO Meg Beckel. “Since its inception in 2013, over 40,000 people have enjoyed our Nature Nocturne events. They are the perfect combination of entertainment, interaction and education all in a unique setting.”

Nature Nocturne combines DJs, live music, mingling, dancing, food stations, bars, collective activities and many fascinating exhibitions to explore. The involvement of local artists, musicians, and community groups throughout the year makes each event unique and dynamic.

Along with dancing to DJ hits on the packed Queens’ Lantern dance floor, the September launch will include a gaming haven in the rotunda where participants can unleash their inner kid through classic video games. Special guest Matt Moldover, an American electronic music artist and coiner of the word “controllerism”, will get the crowd involved in some collective music creation. 

Kronenbourg 1664 returns as the official beer for the 2015-16 Nature Nocturne season. The Ottawa radio station JUMP! 106.9 comes on board as the media sponsor this year.

Dates and themes:

September 25, 2015 – Season Launch (Flock Together)

October 30, 2015 – Halloween (“giant bug invasion” for Bugs: Outside the Box exhibition)

November 27, 2015 – Winter Wonderland

January 29, 2016 – Lunar New Year / Year of the Monkey

February 26, 2016 – Rare Gem

April 1, 2016 – Under the Ice

April 29, 2016 – Birds and Bees

May 27, 2016 – Ultimate (for the blockbuster show, Ultimate Dinosaurs)

Nature Nocturne lends itself well to selfies and happy group shots with friends. The wall above the Museum’s grand staircase will once again present a fun gallery of all photos shared by Nocturne-goers on social media with the hashtag #NatureNocturne. They’re also saved on sharypic.com for future viewing.

Nature Nocturne runs from 8 PM to midnight. The ticket price is a steal at just $25, which includes tax and one voucher for food. It is highly recommended that people purchase their tickets in advance, either online or at the door. For tickets and details about the program, visit nature.ca/nocturne.

The Canadian Museum of Nature is at 240 McLeod St, Ottawa. Follow the museum on Twitter (@museumofnature) or like the museum on Facebook.

Information for media

Laura Sutin
Canadian Museum of Nature
613-566-4793 / (cell) 613-698-7142

Dan Smythe
Canadian Museum of Nature
613-566-4781 / (cel.) 613-698-9253