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Science in Action

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  • Activity – Demonstration; informal discussion

Be sure to check out some live science happening right at the museum on weekends.

Palaeo Station
Saturday afternoons
Explore different aspects of palaeontological work. Help extract a real dinosaur fossil from its plaster field jacket. Learn about fossil mapping and casting. Assemble the bones of a dinosaur foot.


Plant-Mounting for the National Herbarium of Canada
Sunday afternoons
Visit keen volunteers as they prepare delicate botanical specimens, collected from nature, for the museum's enormous plant library. Learn some of the reasons we're proud of the National Herbarium, and how it's helping science and education.

Cost: Included with museum admission.

Our active research and collections care takes place all year long at our special facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Visit us at our annual Open House event in October.


Saturdays, Sundays
1 pm – 4 pm

Schedule subject to change without notice.