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

A museum staff member at the reception desk.

Admission

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Adult $14
Student $12
Senior $12
Child $10
Tiny Tot Free
Member Free

Taxes are not included.

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View of the front doors.

Hours

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

More about hours.

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.

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Parking.

A specimen comprising azurite and malachite.

Our Exhibitions

Windows on the natural world:

  • special exhibitions
  • Arctic gallery
  • water gallery
  • Earth gallery
  • mammal gallery
  • bird gallery
  • Nature Live.
Life-sized models of the dinosaur Vagaceratops irvinensis surround visitors in our fossil gallery.

Groups

  • 15 or more people
  • Tourism Professionals
  • School Visits

You will find all of the information on group visits here!

Nature Boutique

Shop at the Museum

Dinosaurs, toys, minerals and more! Discover an exciting selection of souvenirs at the Nature Boutique.

Hours

  • 9:30 am – 5 pm
  • Thursdays: 9:30 am – 8 pm
  • Closed most Mondays.
  • Exceptions (museum hours).