A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) lying amid purple flowers.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

New Permanent Gallery

Explore Canada's mysterious, vulnerable and unique Arctic in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

Close-up on heard of reindeer.


Photo Exhibition
September 23 – January 7

Discover the life and culture of Sámi reindeer herders in this temporary photo exhibition.

Four children laying down on the ground.

Voices from Nunavut

Video Exhibition

August 30 – October 22

Experience Nunavut through the eyes of the territory's students in this original video exhibition.

An image from the movie.

Museum Alive 3D

Museum specimens come to life. Meet fascinating and extinct species. Suspense guaranteed!

Arctic mammals and inuksuk craft examples.

Activity Zone

A space for families

Play inside a researcher’s field tent, create inuksuks and sculpt an Arctic mammal.

A man, woman and two children look at insect specimens in a case on a table.

Open House: Our Collections

Gatineau—October 14

Discover the millions of specimens housed in our Gatineau campus, as well as the research activities that take place there.