A blue butterfly.

Butterflies during Nocturne

Special Access

Enter a world of live butterflies—visit the exhibition Butterflies in Flight during Nature Nocturne. Tickets: $5 plus tax; free for members.

A stylized image of people striking a pose at a Nature Nocturne evening.

Bring a Guest for Free

Two Nocturne Vouchers

Adult Plus-One membership: Bring a guest every time you visit the museum. Additional benefits: Vouchers for Nature Nocturne tickets, on-site benefits for your guest. Buy online now.

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Nature Nocturne

Seize the night! Explore your nature.

Nature Nocturne is back and it's better than ever.

Don't miss Ottawa's most memorable night out.

Explore galleries after hours, engage your curiosity with amazing themed activities, and enjoy three dance floors, each with a different vibe.

Or, just people-watch with your friends as you soak up the atmosphere of our amazing heritage castle coming alive at night.

La Mezz—our popular bottle-service area—is back! (PDF)

New This Year
Six great events. Each one will be unique, with a not-to-be missed surprise signature experience. Buy your tickets now.

Schedule and Themes
8 pm – midnight

Friday, January 31: Bring the Flavour
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Friday, March 27: Bright Night
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Friday, May 29: Momentum
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Tuesday, June 30: Wild and Free
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Cost

  • $27 plus tax
  • Cash bar.

ATM (bank machine) on site.

La Mezz: Exclusive Lounge
Treat yourself to an exclusive evening in La Mezz, our lounge with bottle service:

  • Reserve today: byanka.riberdy@gourmetcuisine.com
  • Each reservation is for a party of eight guests, maximum
  • There is no surcharge for seating reservations; your purchase of one bottle and one food platter from the menu (PDF) will guarantee your reserved seating for the entire evening
  • Space is limited.

You Should Know

  • 19+; photo I.D. required
  • All ticket sales are final
  • No re-entry
  • No smoking or vaping allowed on the museum's property
  • No external food or drinks are permitted
  • Nocturne participants may be photographed for event albums and marketing. Notify our staff when you arrive if you would like to opt out
  • To ensure the safety of our guests, we may conduct checks of bags and coats, refuse entry to the event and/or remove participants without a refund.

Contact Us

Want to know what's on each month? Follow our Facebook and Instagram to be in the know about the activities planned for the evenings.

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nocturne@nature.ca
613.566.4791
1.800.263.4433
TTY: 613.566.4770
TTY: 1.866.600.8801

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