Collage: A polar bear (Ursus martitimus), butterflies, flowering plants.

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Northern Voices Gallery.

Northern Voices Gallery

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



September 23 – January 7
Discover the life and culture of Sámi reindeer herders as captured through the lens of photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen.


Butterflies in Flight.

Butterflies in Flight

Coming Soon!
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.

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year.

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year

Admire the magnificent photographs from this annual competition.

Permanent Galleries

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

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

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.

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.


Stone Wall Gallery.

Stone Wall Gallery

Magnificent images and artworks, changed regularly, ornament the heritage stone walls of the museum's basement.

Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions presented at the museum in previous years.