Museum Closure

The museum is closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

View of the museum entrance.

Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum is closed temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

A maple leaf. Image © Jim (license CC BY-SA 2.0).

Celebrate Canada Day Virtually

July 1

Sustainable foraging activities that you can do in your own backyard.

Museum research scientist Amanda Savoie looking for seaweed specimens in the intertidal zone at Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia. 

Ocean and Freshwater Connections

UN Decade of Ocean Science

Learn about the museum's research and education on aquatic species and water-related topics.

Adults and a child with paper and pencils at a coffee table.

Explore Nature


Discover a wide variety of fun and interesting things that you can do to enjoy nature at home—or anywhere.

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) and other birds mounted in flight in the Bird Gallery.

Gallery Stars

Noteworthy specimens from the galleries at the Canadian Museum of Nature—also featured in our 3D virtual tour.

Mammal skeletons.

Virtual Open House

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Enjoy a rare look at our huge research and collections campus in this video series.