A blue butterfly resting on a yellow and red flower.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Until April 2

Take a stroll among live butterflies! Admire their beauty, watch them eat and learn more about these fascinating insects.

Five swans gliding on the water.

Spotlight on Wildlife Photography

January 16 – May 3

See the winning photos from the ninth edition of the Canadian Geographic Wildlife Photography contest.

Red maple leaves.

Light in the Land: The Nature of Canada

January 13 – March 31

In this photography exhibition discover the fusion of art and science as captured through the lens of Canadian astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar.

One Ocean movie poster.

Blue Planet II – One Ocean

January 20, 5 pm

Journey from the tropics to northern fjords, encountering amazing marine life in this special free screening of the amazing BBC Earth production.

Nature Nocturne logo.

Nature Nocturne: Butterfly Effect

Friday, January 26

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

Trees in a forest.

Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future

Science Symposium

February 2, 2018: Documenting, understanding and conserving Canada's natural heritage. Attend or watch live online!

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