A blue butterfly.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Until March 31

Take a stroll among live butterflies!

Nature Nocturne logo.

Nature Nocturne: Moon Mission

Friday, October 25

Seize the night! Explore your nature. Don’t miss Ottawa’s most memorable night out.

An image from the movie Sea Monsters 3D.

Sea Monsters 3D

September 14 – December 15

Journey back in time to the Late Cretaceous Period when a vast inland sea divided North America in two.

Detail of the maquette for a steel sculpture of an iceberg, by Bill Lishman.

Nature Inspiration Awards

Finalists 2019

Find out about the 23 finalists and their extraordinary achievements.

Launa Paul eating dried whale meat (mipqu) in the smokehouse.

Northern Voices Gallery

Opening Soon!

Experience Qilalukkat! Belugas and Inuvialuit: Our Survival Together, learn about beluga whales and their relationship with the Inuvialuit.

Life-sized models of the dinosaurs Daspletosaurus torosus and Vagaceratops irvinensis in our fossil gallery.

Our Exhibitions

Windows on the natural world:
Fossils, Arctic, Water, Earth, Mammals, Birds, Nature Live and Special Exhibitions.