Early Closure Notice

Note that on Friday, August 23, the museum will close at 5 pm for Nature Nocturne

A polar bear (Ursus maritimus).

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Our Exhibitions


Pterosaur: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Pterosaur: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

June 15 – September 2

Look up—if you dare. The largest gathering ever of winged reptiles.

Butterflies in Flight.

Butterflies in Flight

Extended until October 14

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

Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System.

Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System

May 17   – September 2, 2019

A planetary exploration through spectacular images by Michael Benson.

Northern Voices Gallery.

Northern Voices Gallery

Experience Inuinnauyugut: We Are Inuinnait, the inaugural exhibition of the Northern Voices Gallery until September 8.

Permanent Galleries

Fossil Gallery.

Fossil Gallery

Travel back to end of the age of dinosaurs, their extinction, and the beginning of the age of mammals in the Fossil Gallery.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

Explore Canada's mysterious, vulnerable and unique Arctic in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

Water Gallery.

Water Gallery

Discover the amazing diversity of life on our blue planet in the Water Gallery. See a real whale skeleton!

Earth Gallery.

Earth Gallery

Discover the richness and origins of the Earth through interactive activities and fascinating specimens.

Nature Live.

Nature Live

Live insects, other invertebrates (and more) and science activities in the Nature Live zone.

Mammal Gallery.

Mammal Gallery

See Canadian mammals in our beautiful dioramas and discover the animals' amazing adaptability.

Bird Gallery.

Bird Gallery

The birds have migrated to the third floor! See them in their new nesting spot.


Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions presented at the museum in previous years.