The eyes of a Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus).

Nature Up Close

Rare fossils, live animals, wonders of the Earth and the oceans: nature is showcased in our galleries and exhibitions.

Detail of a steel sculpture of an iceberg, by Bill Lishman.

New—Nature Inspiration Awards

Closing Date: May 16

Send us your nominations! The museum would like to recognize exceptional contributions to the building of a brighter, sustainable future.

X-ray of a Longhead Dab (Limanda proboscidea; CMNFI 76-0119).

X-Rays of Arctic Fish

Discover the beauty of Arctic fish through a stunning collection of X-rays.


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Nature Nocturne 2

Friday, April 25

A wild adventure comes to life! The most exciting museum activity in the city is back. More info.


Collage: A museum educator shows an invertebrate to two young visitors, and an anemone.

New! Summer Camps at the Museum

July 7 – August 22

Treat your child to a world of discovery and fun—in a cool castle filled with dinosaurs, fossils, mammals and live creatures.

Two polar bears (Ursus maritimus).

Plus-One Perks

Adult Memberships

Bring a guest every time you visit the museum. Our new Plus-One memberships for adults offer extra benefits for both of you, besides! More information.

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