A blue butterfly.

Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition

Until March 31

Take a stroll among live butterflies!

Colourful flames arising from a match strike.

Join Us for Ignite!

November 21: Free

This year, this fun, fast-paced evening will focus on field work and species discovery!

Nature Nocturne logo.

Nature Nocturne: Fire & Ice

Friday, November 29

Seize the night! Explore your nature. Don’t miss Ottawa’s most memorable night out.

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

Nature Inspiration Awards

Finalists 2019

Find out about the 23 finalists and their extraordinary achievements.

Paleontology Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, November 23

This half-day workshop for teachers that will allow you to tap into your students' passion for dinosaurs and other fossils.

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.

Find Parking » Directions and Location

News from the Museum