1. Home>
  2. About Us>
  3. Museum News>
  4. For Media>
  5. Press Releases>
  6. Nature Nocturne 2016-17 season kicks off on Sept. 30!

Nature Nocturne 2016-17 season kicks off on Sept. 30!

© Canadian Museum of Nature


Ottawa, September 29, 2016 – Nature Nocturne—the popular Friday night party event at the Canadian Museum of Nature—returns on September 30 for a fifth season. And this year, TD is the presenting sponsor.

“Nature Nocturne keeps getting better and better, and we’re excited to have TD on board” says Canadian Museum of Nature President and CEO Meg Beckel. “Since its inception in 2013, 58,000 people have enjoyed these unique, after-hour events exclusively for adults. They are the perfect combination of music, mingling, and museum discovery all in a unique setting.”

Each Nature Nocturne from fall 2016 to summer 2017 will offer an exciting theme, DJs, dancing, collective activities, fascinating exhibitions to explore, as well as bars and music. The involvement of different local artists, musicians, and community groups make the program fresh and dynamic.

Ottawa radio station JUMP! 106.9 is the exclusive media sponsor. DJ Katrella will rock the Queens’ Lantern and there will always be a special DJ keeping the JUMP lounge vibrant.

Rock ’n Roll is the theme of the Sept. 30th Nocturne and there will be a diverse line-up of rockin’ activities. League of Rock will provide live rock ’n roll music with local bands throughout the night.

Composer and improviser Jesse Stewart will literally make music with rocks to create his own style of rock music.

Performance artist Lacey Lucidity will mesmerize the crowd with her crystal ball juggling and mystifying balancing tricks.

Local stone carver Patrick Imai, of Carved Stone Bears, will do live carving demonstrations in the Mammal Gallery.

Museum educators will be onsite to bring our research and collections to life with engaging hands-on programming about rocks and minerals.

Guests will be able to enjoy a delicious Beau’s Lug-Tread draft in the Stone Wall Gallery. There will also be beers, wine and liquor sold at other bar stations in the Museum.

Nature Nocturne runs from 8 PM to midnight. The ticket price is a steal at just $25, which includes tax and one discount coupon for $2 off of food. The Nature Café will open with a special selection of hot and cold items, and there will be food sold in the JUMP Lounge.  New this year: Stella Gelato will be on site.

Nature Nocturne lends itself well to selfies and happy group shots with friends. The wall above the Museum’s grand staircase will once again present a fun gallery of all photos shared by Nocturne-goers on social media with the hashtag #NatureNocturne.

It’s highly recommended that people purchase their tickets in advance, either online or at the door. For tickets and details about the program, visit nature.ca/nocturne.

The Canadian Museum of Nature is at 240 McLeod St, Ottawa. Follow the museum on Twitter (@museumofnature), Instagram (museumofnature) and like the museum on Facebook. 

Media contacts

Laura Sutin
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature


Dan Smythe
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature