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The 2017 Urban Design Awards from the City of Ottawa have honoured the Landscapes of Canada Gardens at the Canadian Museum of Nature with an Award of Merit, Public Places and Civic Spaces.

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14.6 million and counting!

A recent recount of all of our specimens arrived at a pretty impressive number. Find out more. 

 

The story of the flying machine in our Queens’ Lantern

Learn the story behind the ultralight aircraft hanging in the Museum.

Carleton University student catalogues Canada’s first dinosaur bones

For years, Canada’s first dinosaur fossils remained in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature, overlooked by scientists. Now, more than 120 years after being discovered, a Carleton University student has begun the painstaking work of cataloguing them.

 

From the lab to the gallery floor: museum volunteers make a difference

Whether on the front lines or behind the scenes, people have been participating in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s volunteer program for nearly 40 years. In 2015-2016 alone, volunteers amassed over 13,000 hours of work.

Past winners reflect on impact of Nature Inspiration Awards

With the application process underway for the 2016 awards, the museum caught up with last year’s winners to hear how the award impacted the work they do in connecting people with nature. 

The beetles go country: new species named after Austin-based musician

A new species of weevil found near Austin, Texas by museum entomologist Dr. Robert Anderson has been named Lymantes fowleri after Kevin Fowler, a country musician based in the area. 

Food of the future? Bug “snacks” offer new perspective

Whether they gross you out or spark your imagination, insects have always had a unique place in the human psyche. But there’s one purpose that isn’t typically associated with bugs: food.

Protecting Our Arctic Biodiversity

The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes the Prime Minister’s release of the Joint Statement on Climate, Energy and Arctic Leadership, issued March 10, 2016.

New scientific guide to North American lichens penned by Museum scientist

Lichen expert Dr. Irwin Brodo has created a landmark reference to identify more than 2,000 lichens found in North America.

Annual Reflection on 2015 Accomplishments

A year of Arctic Exploration, Species Discovery, Nature Inspiration, specimen acquisition, public engagement and more in 2015.