Museum Closure

The museum is closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

View of the museum entrance.

Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum is closed temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Detail of a maquette of a steel sculpture of an iceberg, by Bill Lishman.

Accepting Nominations

Deadline: June 4

Nature Inspiration Awards: $5000 prize for individuals and organizations. About nominations.

Adults and a child with paper and pencils at a coffee table.

Explore Nature


Discover a wide variety of fun and interesting things that you can do to enjoy nature at home—or anywhere.

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) and other birds mounted in flight in the Bird Gallery.

Gallery Stars

Noteworthy specimens from the galleries at the Canadian Museum of Nature—also featured in our 3D virtual tour.

An illustration that represents the planting of a wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis).

Gardening Activities

Practical advice and information for making particular types of gardens (such as for butterflies and birds, and using native plants).

Mammal skeletons.

Virtual Open House

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Enjoy a rare look at our huge research and collections campus in this video series.

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