Knowledge and Exploration
Expanding our capacity to meet Arctic environmental challenges and inspire future Arctic scientists.
Collections-Based Research to Understand the Natural World
The Canadian Museum of Nature is a scientific leader in species discovery and Arctic research.
Our multidisciplinary team of scientists conduct leading-edge research in the natural sciences.
Animals, fossils, minerals, plants and algae—more than 14.6 million specimens are preserved in Canada's natural-history collection.
Access data from the museum's collections: search, map results, and download data and images. Search our collections.
The museum is a national leader and an important international contributor in the field of collection-based scientific research.
The museum's multidisciplinary team specializes in collection-based research in the life sciences and Earth sciences.
Doing collection-based systematics studies at the museum? We award travel grants. Apply now.
Check out this view on Arctic-related activities, events, research, etc. at the museum.