Two plastinated caribou.

Animal Inside Out

May 1 – Sept. 20

What's happening under the skin? Experience animals like you've never seen them before.

Doing an activity in an exhibition.

Summer Programming

Full of Discovery!

Be captivated by the anatomy of animals, the adventures of tiny creatures in 3D and interesting science. Plan your visit.

A family cycling.

Nature Bike Tours

July 10 & 12

A day of cycling to discover nature and Ottawa. Ride with us safely: the 12 km tour follows bike paths.

A chipmunk and a pile of acorns.

Tiny Giants 3D

Small Size, Big Adventure!

See the world through the eyes of a chipmunk. Despite enormous predators, find the courage shown by some of the smallest animals on the planet.

Red maple (Acer rubrum).

Maples: A Canadian Symbol

New Exhibition

Celebrate the Canadian flag this year by learning about the 10 maples that are native to Canada.

A polar bear (Ursus maritimus).

Become a Member Today

Show the World You Have a Wild Side

Membership allows you to explore Canada's natural history as often as you wish. Spend extra time at the museum—not extra money.

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