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Visitors aged 12 and over must show proof of vaccination. Learn more. Purchase tickets in advance.

View of the front doors.

Regular Hours

Until Sunday, December 19

Hours for the holiday period

Timed entry
Entry times: Every 15 minutes 


  • Wednesdays: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Thursdays: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday and Sunday: 10 am – 11 am reserved for members 
  • Monday – Tuesday: Closed.

All exceptions.

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The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes all visitors to the beautiful Ottawa-Gatineau area.

With scenic waterways, parklands, numerous museums and other cultural attractions, as well as vibrant festivals throughout the year, our Nation's Capital offers a diverse and exciting vacation experience.

The museum is a destination on the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour-bus route.

Hotel Packages

Several excellent, nearby hotels offer special packages that include tickets to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature (or in several cases, a choice of museum is offered).

Most of the ones listed below are within a walking distance of 10 to 15 minutes from the museum.

Directions to the museum.

© ARC The Hotel


ARC The Hotel.

ARC The Hotel

140 Slater Street, Ottawa
ARC-tistic Package: This package includes admission for two, overnight accommodations in a Majestic King Room, breakfast for two (up to $30 per person per day) and indoor valet parking for one vehicle at the hotel.
Information and reservations.

© Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites


Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites.

Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites

377 O'Connor Street, Ottawa
Stay, Play, Learn Package: This package includes admission for two adults and two children, one night stay in a Standard Suite, underground parking, and continental breakfast.
Information and reservations.

© Cartier Place Suite Hotel


Cartier Place Suite Hotel.

Cartier Place Suite Hotel

180 Cooper Street, Ottawa
Family Tourist Package: This package includes admission, overnight accommodation, continental breakfast, additional coupons to attractions and restaurants and parking for one vehicle at the hotel.
Information and reservations.

© Lord Elgin Hotel


Lord Elgin Hotel.

Lord Elgin Hotel

100 Elgin Street, Ottawa
Cultural Explorer Package: This package includes admission per registered guest, overnight accommodation, full buffet breakfast and a welcome gift of goodies, including decadent Stubbe Truffles and coupons for the Rideau Centre.
Information and reservations.

© Marriot International, Inc.


Ottawa Marriott Hotel.

Marriott Hotel

100 Kent Street, Ottawa
Discover Ottawa Culture Package: This package includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children, tickets for two adults and two children, and self-parking for one vehicle.
Information and reservations.

© Chateau Ottawa Hotel Inc.


Sheraton Ottawa Hotel.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

150 Albert Street, Ottawa
Family Fun Museum Pass: This package includes one family pass to the museum of choice per stay and full buffet breakfast for two adults.
Information and reservations.

Note: Advance reservations are required. Please contact the hotel directly to book your stay.

Blackout dates may apply.

The National-Capital Region

Learn more about the fun and interesting things to do in the capital region:
Ottawa Tourism
Tourisme Outaouais
Capital Information Kiosk

Google map of the museum.

Smoking and Vaping

Smoking and vaping are not permitted on the museum's property.