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The Virtual Museum: Stay connected with videos, online activities and more!
While we remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Museum of Nature continues to offer plenty of ways for you to be inspired by nature. From insights into our research and collections to resources for parents and kids, we invite you to engage with us right from your home. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular posts.
New virtual 360 tour
Explore the museum through an amazing 360 tour in 3D! Get close again to our dinosaurs, blue whale, dazzling minerals and an impressive diversity of birds, mammals, and aquatic life. Admire the early 20th-century architecture, linger in your favourite gallery, and explore freely.
Special editions of Nature News
Enjoy our online resources and articles: informative and fun videos, activities, and behind-the-scenes insights. Subscribe here
- August 11:
- July 28: July 14:
- June 30 (Canada Day edition): June 23: June 16: June 9: June 2:
- May 26; May 22; May 12; May 5:
- April 28: April 21; April 14; April 7:
- March 31: March 24:
Virtual tours of the museum
Enjoy an exclusive and comprehensive walk-through of our world-class galleries; hear interesting stories and insights about the exhibitions. Excerpts allow you to zero in on your favourite spaces - live butterflies, fossil gallery, mammal gallery, water gallery and Canada Goose Arctic Gallery
Activities, games and learning assets for children
Find nature-themed colouring pages, home activities, videos, interactive games and more:
- Explore Nature: general link
- Colouring pages – get creative with our downloadble PDFs of wild plants, dinosaurs, Arctic animals and botanists doing fieldwork:
- Make an origami butterfly (video)
- Word games: word search about trees, identify name parts of a plant used in salad; crossword - Arctic Hare
- CBC (Curio.ca): enjoy our museum contributions to this educational site, usually available to schools by subscription, now free for the public: Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature and Arctic: Land of Change:
- Natural History Notebooks – capsule information and photographs for 250 animal species – living and extinct. Great for school assignments!
Explore nature and meet our experts
- Nature Scoop: videos about aspects of nature, interviews with our scientists, and insights about the museum’s research
- Ignite (videos): snappy and informative 5-minute presentations on nature, as told by museum scientists, curators and students
- Research blogs: this blog brings you behind the scenes with our research and collections experts
- Canada C3 (video): follow museum scientists on an expecdition around the coasts of Canada
- Nature Talks (videos)– our experts ponder some “out of the box” questions about the natural world in discussions moderated by Globe and Mail science journalist Ivan Semeniuk
Music & Beyond Festival's "Music and Nature" series at the museum, including:
- The Swan, danced by Sonia Rodriguez, rotunda
- Trumpet Fanfare, performed by Karen Donnelly, Queens' Lantern
- Suite no. 3 in G minor for harpsichord, played by Marie Bouchard, Bird Gallery
- Lehár's Gold and Silver Waltz, cello, flute, violin and piano ensemble, Earth Gallery
- Reflection, featuring harpist Caroline Léonardelli, Water Gallery