Membership: The Best Value

Free admission to special exhibitions and discounts on other tickets! A family membership pays for itself on the second visit!

General Admission

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

A general-admission ticket allows you to visit our permanent galleries.

Timed entry—Online sales only

  • Entry times: Every 15 minutes
  • Tickets may be purchased online only.

Free for members.

Adult: $17
Senior (65+): $15
Tiny Tot (0–2): Free
Child (3–12): $13
Student (18+): $15
Student (13+): $15

Tax is not included.

A general-admission ticket is required, even when the price is free, as it is for members and Tiny Tots.

Prices may change without notice.

General admission supports the museum's scientific and educational endeavours.

Convert Your Ticket

Save on Membership

The cost of your general-admission ticket can be put towards a new membership within seven days of your visit.

Special Exhibition—Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages

May 20 – September 5

If you want to see the special exhibition Planet Ice, buy a combo. This ticket package includes general admission.

Tickets are required, even when the price is free, as it is for members and Tiny Tots.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Combo: General Admission + Planet Ice

Free for members.

Adult: $27
Senior (65+): $22
Tiny Tot (0–2): Free
Child (3–12): $20
Student (18+): $22
Student (13+): $22

Tax is not included.

Free Admission

Admission to our permanent galleries is free:

  • Thursdays: 4 pm – 7 pm; supported by Canada Life
  • April 22 (Earth Day); supported by Maple Leaf Foods
  • July 1 (Canada Day)
  • September 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation); tickets are released on the preceding Monday at 8 am, and a limited number of additional tickets are released on the day at 8 am.

Admission is free for one person accompanying a person with a disability.

Tickets are required.

Payment Methods

Tickets, memberships, donations and gift certificates:

Tickets—Free passes, coupons, vouchers:
If you qualify for free general admission (including the library Nature Card), or if you have a discount coupon or a pre-paid voucher, call us at least 24 hours in advance to get your tickets:

  • 613.566.4700
  • 1.800.263.4433 (Canada and U.S.A.).

Parking:

  • Tap to pay.
  • Using the pay station in the museum during opening hours:
    • cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard
    • no ATM/bank machine on site.
  • Using the pay station at the parking-lot exit gate:
    • debit, VISA, MasterCard
    • no cash payment at the gate.

Nature Boutique:

  • Debit, VISA, MasterCard.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates for admission and membership. Buy them

  • online
  • by phone: 613.566.4700 or 1.800.263.4433 (Canada and U.S.A.).