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Research and Collections Facility

  • Event – Self-guided tour; hands on; conversation
  • Generally suitable for children aged 5 and older.
  • Location: 1740 Pink Road, Gatineau (Aylmer sector), Quebec

Experience this once-a-year opportunity to explore the museum's research and collections facility in Gatineau, Quebec.

Discover the impressive national collections of plants, animals, fossils and minerals, housed in an area equivalent to five hockey rinks!

Meet leading science experts who curate and study the collections, and visit labs.

Among the highlights:

  • see dinosaur bones, Ice Age animals and other fossil treasures;
  • explore the Herbarium with plants of all kinds preserved for study, then enjoy the Lichen Carnival;
  • marvel at the wall of antlers, whale bones and skeletons in our large skeleton room;
  • learn how dinosaur fossils are prepared for study and display;
  • get up-close to crustaceans, mussels and clams, and tiny insects;
  • visit the Wet lab with reptiles, amphibians and fishes;
  • admire rare books from our library;
  • see special displays from the Bank of Canada Museum, the Geological Survey of Canada and the Students on Ice Foundation.

Photos are permitted. Tripods and additional lights are not permitted.

Tours are self-guided.

Cost: Free.

Cynthia Munster © Canadian Museum of Nature.

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Reservations: Not required.

Location:

  • 1740 Pink Road, Gatineau (Aylmer sector), Quebec
  • Google map.

Parking: Free; on-site and in the neighbourhood.

Refreshments:

  • catering by Gourmet Cuisine

Information:

For conservation reasons, please leave large backpacks, food and beverages in your car.

Schedule

Saturday, October 19

10 am – 4 pm

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