A blue butterfly resting on a yellow and red flower.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Dec. 16, 2017 – April 2, 2018
Take a stroll among live butterflies! Admire their beauty, watch them eat and learn more about these fascinating insects.

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Amazon Adventure 3D

An Epic Journey

Shot in the Brazilian rainforest, this exciting movie takes you on one of the most extraordinary adventures of all time!

A butterfly on red flowers.

A Tropical Retreat at the Museum

December 16 – January 7

Wander among live butterflies, journey to the rainforest in an exciting 3D movie, relax and play in the tropical Activity Zone and much more this holiday season.

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Frost

Photo Exhibition
September 23 – January 7

Discover the life and culture of Sámi reindeer herders in this temporary photo exhibition.

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Nature Nocturne: Frost

Friday, December 29

Stimulate your curiosity, move your body at Nature Nocturne – Ottawa's coolest night out!

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Museum Escape Room!

Evening Adventures At The Museum

The museum is excited to once again partner with Escape Manor, to offer two unforgettable escape adventures inside the world-class galleries of our heritage "castle".

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