The museum is closed temporarily

Until further notice, the museum will be closed as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

View of the museum entrance.

Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum will be closed temporarily as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

A museum employee poses in front of a vast painting in the Arctic Gallery.

Amazing Arctic

Virtual Tour

Impressive installations, artifacts and specimens are revealed in our virtual tour of the Museum's Arctic Gallery! (6 min. 07 sec.)

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


Enjoy Nature at Home

Draw and colour, challenge your vocabulary, make something entertaining or beautiful or useful—which of these widely varied activities will catch your interest?

Image of a megaspore of newly described quillwort Isotes Lautentiana.

Seeing the Small with Electrons

Blog Post

Explore plants, minerals, and insects on a scale you’ve never seen before!

A woman holds some seaweed in her hand.

Seaweed Superstars

Nature Scoop

Seaweed is important for a variety of reasons. Watch this video to learn why from Research Scientist Amanda Savoie! (2 min. 51 sec.).

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

Accepting Nominations

New deadline: June 8

Nature Inspiration Awards: $5000 prize for individuals and organizations. About nominations.

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News from the Museum

  • Fossil Riches of The Old Crow River

    Blog Post The Old Crow River in northern Yukon is an area significant for its Pleistocene fossils. During the ice age (2.6 million to 10,000 years ago), it formed part of the Beringian Refugium, an arid, glacier-free area that attracted many animals—both extant and extinct—whenever surrounding regions were ice-covered. For much of the year, the Old Crow […]

  • Asian giant hornets in North America—a reality check

    Museum News 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.