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Nature Nocturne: Wild in the City

Friday, November 24

Stimulate your curiosity, move your body at Nature Nocturne – Ottawa's coolest night out!

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Giving Tuesday

November 28

Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to give back by investing in the life and future of the museum.

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Northern Voices Gallery

Special-Exhibition Gallery

Experience Inuinnauyugut: We are Inuinnait the inaugural exhibit of the Northern Voices Gallery.

Close-up on heard of reindeer.


Photo Exhibition
September 23 – January 7

Discover the life and culture of Sámi reindeer herders in this temporary photo exhibition.

Life-sized models of the dinosaurs Daspletosaurus torosus and Vagaceratops irvinensis in our fossil gallery.

Our Exhibitions

Windows on the natural world:
Fossils, Arctic, Water, Earth, Mammals, Birds, Nature Live and Special Exhibitions.

A blue butterfly resting on a yellow and red flower.

Butterflies in Flight

Coming soon! Special Exhibition

Dec. 16, 2017 – April 2, 2018
Take a stroll among live butterflies! Admire their beauty, watch them eat and learn more about these fascinating insects.

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