Funding is received from the Government of Canada in response to the museum's closure due to COVID-19.
Welcome back! The museum will be reopening its doors on September 5. We look forward to welcoming you back in a way that provides both safe access to the museum as well as a healthy experience for visitors and staff. Learn more about our reopening plans.
“Leaves of three? Let it be!” Even though it can be challenging, learning to identify Poison Ivy could save you and the people around you a LOT of discomfort.
Curious about plants, fish, small mammals and the people who study or work with them? Four of our experts have participated so far in "Ask Me Anything" on Instagram. Find out more.
The discovery of Asian giant hornets (dubbed “murder” hornets) in British Columbia and Washington State have recently made headlines. We asked the museum's bee and wasp expert to give us the scoop on these winged newsmakers.
Thanks to a partnership with GHM Academy, teachers and students can virtually visit four of the museum's galleries and access rich content all in one place.
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.
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.
Museum president Meg Beckel considers how staff contributed to each component of the museum's mission.
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.