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Read more about what's going on and what's different, as we re-open.

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Beautiful Butterflies

Virtual Tour

Step into a tropical oasis where live butterflies flit around lush vegetation in this virtual tour video. (2 min. 26 sec.)

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A Museum Steeped in History

Virtual Tour

Embark on this virtual museum tour and learn about Canada's temporary home of Parliament. (5 min. 56 sec.)

A museum employee poses in front of a vast painting in the Arctic Gallery.

Amazing Arctic

Virtual Tour

Impressive installations, artifacts and specimens are revealed in our virtual tour of the Museum's Arctic Gallery! (6 min. 07 sec.)

A museum employee poses next to the mountain sheep diorama in the Mammal Gallery.

Majestic Mammals

Virtual Tour

Get ''up close'' to Canada's iconic wildlife in our virtual tour of the Museum's Mammal Gallery! (3 min. 56 sec.)

A museum employee poses in front a blue whale skeleton in the water gallery.

Marvellous Marine Life

Virtual Tour

Get ''up close'' to a 19-metre real blue whale skeleton in our latest virtual tour!

A museum employee poses in front of dinosaur models in the fossil gallery.

Fabulous Fossils

Virtual Tour

Stroll past real dinosaur skeletons and other ancient fossils in our latest virtual tour!

Cool facts about the moon

Nature Scoop

Discover how the moon formed, what is the “man in the moon”, and more!

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The Virtual Museum: Stay connected with videos, online activities and more!

While we remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, our museum continues to offer plenty of ways for you to be inspired by nature. We invite you to  engage with us right from your home. 

Canadian Museum of Nature seeks nature enthusiasts to record data for thousands of Arctic plants

Have an interest in plants? Keen on the Arctic? The musuem has a role for you! Anyone with internet access can join our “citizen-science” project to record online data for thousands of Arctic plants and lichens, some collected almost 200 years ago.

New weevil discoveries

Beetles are the most diverse group of insects. Among the beetles he studies, Museum entomologist Robert Anderson, Ph.D., has discovered and described more than 200 species of weevils. Learn about some interesting new specimens. 

President's Reflections on 2019

Museum president Meg Beckel considers how staff contributed to each component of the museum's mission.

Museums, digitization, climate knowledge: priorities for new Minister of Canadian Heritage

The priorities of the newly appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage, as defined in the Ministerial mandate letter, highlight the critical role museums play in providing access and enabling scientific literacy for Canadians.

 

Can Biodiversity Science Change the World?

The museum’s Vice-President, Dr. Mark Graham, recently attended the Biodiversity Next conference in the Netherlands. In this story, he reflects on the importance of sharing biodiversity data.

A welcome and a fond farewell mark changes to the Museum’s Board of Trustees

The museum  is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Trustees With their arrival, the museum also bids farewell to Board vice-chair Nicholas Offord. 

New species described in 2018 by museum scientists

Enjoy this slide show with some new species described by our researchers in 2018

Book about Arctic fishes receives award for outstanding reference of the year

Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada, co-written by fish scientists at the museum, has received the Dartmouth Medal for outstanding reference of the year from the American Library Association. 

 

President's Reflections on 2018

President and CEO, Meg Beckel, reflects on 2018.