Please allow two to three hours for a reasonably complete visit to the museum.

Collage: A polar bear (Ursus maritimus), butterflies, flowering plants.

Gift Membership Offer

Bonus Month

Dec. 9 – Jan. 5: Give the gift of membership and get 13 months for the price of 12. Offer applies to regular-price memberships. Purchase at the museum or by phone: 613.566.4271 or 1.800.263.4433.

A museum staff member at the reception desk.


Buy online

Adult $15
Senior $13
Student (18+) $13
Student (13+) $13
Child $11
Tiny Tot Free
Member Free

Tax is not included.

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View of the front doors.


  • 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursdays: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Mondays: closed
  • All exceptions

Holiday Period
Closed Dec. 24 at 2 pm
Closed Dec. 25
Open Dec. 30
Open Jan. 1

A map.

Getting Here

240 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Ontario
At the corner of McLeod and Metcalfe.

On foot: About 20 minutes (1.4 km) directly south of Parliament Hill.

GPS coordinates: 45° 24.780'N, 75° 41.330'W.

More directions.


Life-sized models of the dinosaurs Daspletosaurus torosus and Vagaceratops irvinensis in our fossil gallery.

Our Exhibitions

Windows on the natural world:
Fossils, Arctic, Water, Earth, Mammals, Birds, Nature Live and Special Exhibitions.

Life-sized models of the dinosaur Vagaceratops irvinensis surround visitors in our fossil gallery.


  • 15 or more people
  • Tourism professionals
  • School visits

Information about group visits.

Holiday Shopping

Nature Boutique

Enjoy a stress-free season with one-stop gift shopping. Unique holiday gifts and decorations!