Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature?
The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 14.6 million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind.
From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell.
- Development of the west-side property
- The new lantern (PDF)
- Blue whale (PDF)
- Hours, admissions, parking, location
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Macoun's Shining Moss: a lucky find. The only two instances in which this species, Neomacounia nitida, was collected were in 1862 and 1864 in Belleville by the renowned naturalist and botanist, John Macoun.
Funding is received from the Government of Canada in response to the museum's closure due to COVID-19.
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- Science in Isolation: Palaeontology in My Basement
Join Jordan Mallon, the museum’s dinosaur palaeontologist, as he describes how he is able to continue working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Science in Isolation: Tips For Life Under the Dome
Join the museum’s Paul Sokoloff as he provides tips for researchers conducting fieldwork in isolation.