Exploring Big & Small in Natural-History Collections

Enjoy Nature at Home

Fun and interesting things from the Canadian Museum of Nature that you can do to enjoy nature at home—or anywhere.

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Text: Opposites. Image: An illustration of a Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga burchellii).

Virtual Open House

Opposites in Our Collections

Go behind-the-scenes to discover some amazing contrasts among our specimens.

A screen shot from 3D 360° Self-Guided Tour.

3D 360° Self-Guided Tour

Interesting Tidbits

Take yourself on a virtual tour of the museum through a stunning 3D model with 360-degree views of the interior.

Adults and a child with paper and pencils at a coffee table.

Activities

Enjoy Nature at Home

Draw and colour, challenge your vocabulary, make something entertaining or beautiful or useful—which of these widely varied activities will catch your interest?

A woman poses with cleaning products beside a life-sized model of Daspletosaurus torosus.

Our Video Channel

Behind-the-scenes stories, topical tidbits, science experts in conversation, in the field and in the lab—and more. Watch, enjoy, learn!

Several small mammals on bare ground.

The Museum's Blog

Science Experts

Our scientists do interesting work. Find out where they are and what they are discovering in our blog.

Two employees look at mounted birds in one of the museum's galleries.

Nature Scoop

Video Series

Everything nature! Discover fun facts and interesting stories from our museum experts.

Illustration of a common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis).

Our Websites

A goldmine of information for your research and homework, or simply to quench your curiosity.

Details from an array of photos.

A Window into the Arctic

Catch a glimpse of life in the North from the people who live and travel in the Canadian Arctic.