A blue butterfly resting on a yellow and red flower.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Until April 2

Take a stroll among live butterflies! Admire their beauty, watch them eat and learn more about these fascinating insects.

Nature Nocturne logo.

Nature Nocturne: Butterfly Effect

Friday, January 26

Stimulate your curiosity, move your body at Nature Nocturne – Ottawa's coolest night out!

Trees in a forest.

Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future

Science Symposium

February 2, 2018: Documenting, understanding and conserving Canada's natural heritage. Attend or watch live online!

Five swans gliding on the water.

Spotlight on Wildlife Photography

January 16 – May 3

See the winning photos from the ninth edition of the Canadian Geographic Wildlife Photography contest.

Red maple leaves.

Light in the Land: The Nature of Canada

January 13 – March 31

In this photography exhibition discover the fusion of art and science as captured through the lens of Canadian astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar.

Activity zone with tent and jeep.

Activity Zone

December 16 – April 2

Discover our tropical Activity Zone, a place for families to come together and have fun with ongoing educational activities

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