Our scientific experts manage and curate the museum’s more than 14.6 million natural-history specimens and conduct collection-based research in
- zoology (animals)
- palaeobiology (fossils)
- mineralogy (minerals)
- botany (plants).
The museum also supports the research activities of many independent scientists who have intensive working relationships with our staff and collections.
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- Informing the Present by Breaking Down the Past (Literally!)
Join the museum’s Shyong En Pan as he explains how scientists can better understand valuable specimens only after they break them.
- Lovely to Meat You: An Introduction to the Carnivorous Plants of Canada
Join the museum’s Marrissa Miller as she introduces readers to several species of carnivorous plants found in Canada.