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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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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.

The Big 4-0

The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) has been putting a cornucopia of natural treasures on the road for four decades.

100 Years of Dinosaurs on Display

The Canadian Museum of Nature's first fossil hall opened in 1913 and the Edmontosaurus dinosaur mount is still on view a century later.

Destination Arctic: 1913

Discover specimens collected 100 years ago in the first scientific expedition to the Canadian Arctic

Behind the Scenes of the Museum's Stellar Whale Collection

Read about the museum's magnificent whale collection, which includes more than 100 catalogued specimens.

Public-Information-Session Summary

The presentation and discussion at a public information session for the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Green Space and Parking at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Information about parking and the west side of the museum grounds.

Ancient Seaway Yields Unique Fossil Discoveries

Twenty years of research unravels the fossil diversity of Canada's ancient marine seaway.

Beginner's Guide to Minerals and Rocks

New rock-and-mineral guide for beginners by museum mineralogist Joel Grice.