Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages: world-premiere exhibition to open at Canadian Museum of Nature
Ice and cold have long shaped our planet, as well as life on it. In fact, we are still living in an ice age…but the planet is changing. This dramatic story of adaptation is presented in a new exhibition developed by the museum—and it’s told with a cast of characters that includes woolly mammoths, American lions and Neanderthals.
Learn the inspiration behind the Museum's new installation, Gaia, a giant inflated sculpture of the Earth by Luke Jerram.
Museum lichen researcher Dr. Troy McMullin has described a new species discovered near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Named Bacidia gigantensis, it is surprisingly common but distinctly different from others in its genus.
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.
Welcome back! The museum will be reopening its doors on September 5. We look forward to welcoming you back in a way that provides both safe access to the museum as well as a healthy experience for visitors and staff. Learn more about our reopening plans.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum has been closed to the public since March 14. As one of Canada’s national museums, we look forward to welcoming you back in a way that provides both safe access to the museum as well as a healthy experience for visitors and staff.
“Leaves of three? Let it be!” Even though it can be challenging, learning to identify Poison Ivy could save you and the people around you a LOT of discomfort.
Curious about plants, fish, small mammals and the people who study or work with them? Four of our experts have participated so far in "Ask Me Anything" on Instagram. Find out more.
The discovery of Asian giant hornets (dubbed “murder” hornets) in British Columbia and Washington State have recently made headlines. We asked the museum's bee and wasp expert to give us the scoop on these winged newsmakers.