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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- Mont Saint-Hilaire at CMN – At the Heart of Canada’s Mineral Collection
Join mineralogist Aaron Lussier as he explores the museum’s diverse collection of mineral specimens acquired at Mont Saint-Hilaire in Quebec.
- CMN Library and Archives: Data Migration Project
Join the museum’s Mylène Philippe-Gagnon as she outlines her role and responsibilities as the Acquisitions and Cataloguing Officer at the library of the Canadian Museum of Nature.