Membership: Exclusive Museum Visits

Members get exclusive access to selected times:

  • Thursdays and Sundays
  • 10 am – 11 am.

General Admission

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

A general-admission ticket allows you to visit our permanent galleries.

Timed entry—Online sales only

  • Entry times: Every 15 minutes
  • Tickets may be purchased online only
  • Members get exclusive access to selected time slots.

Free for members.

Adult: $16
Senior (65+): $14
Tiny Tot (0–2): Free
Child (3–12): $12
Student (18+): $14
Student (13+): $14

Tax is not included.

A general-admission ticket is required, even when the price is free, as it is for members and Tiny Tots.

Prices may change without notice.

General admission supports the museum's scientific and educational endeavours.

Convert Your Ticket

Save on Membership

The cost of your general-admission ticket can be put towards a new membership within seven days of your visit.

Free Admission

Admission to our permanent galleries is free:

  • Thursdays: 4 pm – 7 pm; tickets are released on Monday at 8 am for this period for the week, and a limited number of additional tickets are released on Thursday at 8 am for this period on the same day (brought to you by Canada Life)
  • July 1 (Canada Day)
  • September 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation); tickets are released on the preceding Monday at 8 am, and a limited number of additional tickets are released on the day at 8 am.

Admission is free for one person accompanying a person with a disability.

Tickets are required.

Payment Methods

Tickets, memberships, donations and gift certificates:

Tickets—Free passes, coupons, vouchers:
If you qualify for free general admission (including the library Nature Card), or if you have a discount coupon or a pre-paid voucher, call us at least 24 hours in advance to get your tickets:

  • 613.566.4700
  • 1.800.263.4433 (Canada and U.S.A.).


  • Using the pay station in the museum during opening hours: Cash, VISA, MasterCard (there is no ATM/bank machine on site)
  • Using the pay station at the parking-lot exit gate: VISA, MasterCard.

Nature Boutique:

  • Debit, VISA, MasterCard.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates for admission and membership. Buy them

  • online
  • by phone: 613.566.4700 or 1.800.263.4433 (Canada and U.S.A.).