A blue butterfly.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Until March 31

Take a stroll among live butterflies!

Composite: A girl shines a flashlight on a dinosaur skull from her bed.

Nature Sleepovers

Sept 2019 – June 2020

Enjoy hands-on, guided activities, watch a 3D movie, and then sleep overnight in a gallery! (Plus general admission the next day). More information.

A man, woman and two children look at insect specimens in a case on a table.

Open House: Our Collections

Saturday, October 19

Discover the millions of specimens housed in our Gatineau campus, as well as the research activities that take place there.

Une femme et un groupe d'enfants transportent des sacs à ordures sur la plage.

Ocean Plastics SOS

You Can Help!

Learn about eight simple changes you can make to help save our planet and get resources to jumpstart your plastic free journey!

View of the front doors.

Hours

  • 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursdays: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Mondays: closed
  • All exceptions
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.