The museum is closed temporarily

Until further notice, the museum will be closed as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

View of the museum entrance.

Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum will be closed temporarily as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

A fieldwork image of sand screening for small bones and teeth.

Fossil Riches of The Old Crow River

Blog Post

Travel back in time and discover ancient treasures from an area rich in Pleistocene fossils.

A Museum scientist in front of a tent set up inside a house.

Learn How to Press Plants

Nature Scoop

Get your trowel, notebook and pruners! In this video, Museum botanist Paul Sokoloff shows you how easy it is to press plants. (5 min. 05 sec.).

Adults and a child with paper and pencils at a coffee table.


Enjoy Nature at Home

Draw and colour, challenge your vocabulary, make something entertaining or beautiful or useful—which of these widely varied activities will catch your interest?

A museum employee standing in the building's atrium.

A Museum Steeped in History

Virtual Tour

Embark on this virtual museum tour and learn about Canada's temporary home of Parliament. (5 min. 56 sec.)

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

Accepting Nominations

New deadline: June 8

Nature Inspiration Awards: $5000 prize for individuals and organizations. About nominations.

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News from the Museum

  • Get to Know our Experts through "Ask Me Anything"

    Museum News Curious about plants, fish, small mammals and the people who study or work with them? Four of our experts have participated so far in "Ask Me Anything" on Instagram. Find out more.

  • Fossil Riches of The Old Crow River

    Blog Post The Old Crow River in northern Yukon is an area significant for its Pleistocene fossils. During the ice age (2.6 million to 10,000 years ago), it formed part of the Beringian Refugium, an arid, glacier-free area that attracted many animals—both extant and extinct—whenever surrounding regions were ice-covered. For much of the year, the Old Crow […]