The museum is closed temporarily

Until further notice, the museum will be closed as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

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Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum will be closed temporarily as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

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Our Exhibitions


Me and My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You.

Me and My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You

Until March 29, 2020

Explore the vast community of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that call your body home.

Butterflies in Flight.

Butterflies in Flight

Until March 22, 2020

Take a stroll among live butterflies! Admire their beauty, watch them eat and learn more about them.



October 25, 2019 – September 13, 2021

Explore an Inuvialuit family’s tradition of beluga harvesting and conservation.

Permanent Galleries

Fossil Gallery.

Fossil Gallery

Travel back to end of the age of dinosaurs, their extinction, and the beginning of the age of mammals in the Fossil Gallery.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

Explore Canada's mysterious, vulnerable and unique Arctic in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

Water Gallery.

Water Gallery

Discover the amazing diversity of life on our blue planet in the Water Gallery. See a real whale skeleton!

Earth Gallery.

Earth Gallery

Discover the richness and origins of the Earth through interactive activities and fascinating specimens.

Nature Live.

Nature Live

Live insects, other invertebrates (and more) and science activities in the Nature Live zone.

Mammal Gallery.

Mammal Gallery

See Canadian mammals in our beautiful dioramas and discover the animals' amazing adaptability.

Bird Gallery.

Bird Gallery

Our Bird Gallery presents the largest collection of Canadian birds on display in the world—more than 450 species!


Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions presented at the museum in previous years.