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Nature after 5

Admission to our permanent galleries is free on Thursday evenings, thanks to Nature after 5.

Bonus: Free admission now begins at 4 pm! Enjoy the extra hour!

Say hello to your favourite dinosaurs, mammals, birds and more.

Canada's natural history is yours to discover. Make the Canadian Museum of Nature a regular part of your Thursday-night plans!

Exhibitions and Galleries.
  • Exhibitions and Galleries
  • Exhibition – Live animals
  • Discover mysteries of water and Earth, as well as the creatures that inhabit our planet now and in the past.
  • Shadowland
  • Exhibition – Special; art
  • Ethereal shadow drawings of animal skulls and bones by artist Lorraine Simms. 

Pacific Discovery Tank.
  • Pacific Discovery Tank
  • Exhibition – Special; live animals
  • Meet fascinating live creatures in our new tide-pool aquarium.

  • Gaia
  • Exhibition – Special
  • A stunning, seven-metre inflated sculpture of planet Earth by artist Luke Jerram.

Museum of the Moon.
  • Museum of the Moon
  • Exhibition – Sculpture; admission not required
  • A colossal sculpture of Earth's moon by artist Luke Jerram.