The museum is closed temporarily

Until further notice, the museum will be closed as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

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Museum closure update

Effective March 14, 2020

A Message from the National Museums of Canada

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the national museums have made the decision to close the museums across Canada to visitors and all other groups, effective Saturday, March 14 and until further notice.

We regret the impact of this decision on the individuals, families and groups who use our facilities. However, we believe that this decision is in the best interests of all the communities we serve.

This message is from the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian War Museum, Ingenium and the National Gallery of Canada.

The Canadian Museum of the Nature:

  • The well-being of our visitors, clients and staff is of utmost importance.
  • Internal operations such as research, exhibit development, and essential services, such as animal care, will continue throughout the period.
  • Please check back here periodically for updates on this temporary closure.

Ticket Refunds

As a result of the museum closure, cancelled tickets will be refunded for general admission, 3D movies, Me and My Microbes, Butterflies in Flight, Nature Sleepovers and Nature Nocturne.

We ask that ticket buyers be patient with us during this process. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Please contact us if you have additional questions:

Nature Members

Please be assured that we will extend your current membership to match the length of our closure. Thank you for continuing to support the Museum through these difficult times. If you have any questions, please email