Brain: The Inside Story.

Brain: The Inside Story

May 18 – September 3

Explore the complexity of this remarkable organ through imaginative art, vivid brain-scan imaging and dynamic interactive exhibits for all ages.

Detail of Yellow Lady's-Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum), by Ann Love. Watercolour and gouache.

Art of the Plant

May 10 – October 14

Discover botanical art in the theme of native plants from across Canada.

Nature Nocturne logo.

Nature Nocturne: Body and Mind

Friday, May 25

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

Medal depicting Jane Goodall.

Modern Art Medals from Around the World

May 30 – July 2

A Celebration of Women and Women in the Natural Sciences through seven hundred bold and vastly different medallic pieces of art.

Detail of Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg.), by Sherry Mitchell. Watercolour on paper.

Botanical Art Exhibition Tours

Art of the Plant

Join an artist and one of our museum botanists as they discuss the artistic and botanical features of different, selected works each month.

A fossil.

Museums' Choice

Until May 31

This exhibition features fossil favourites from across Canada that represent significant discoveries and research!

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