Collections-Based Research to Understand the Natural World
The Canadian Museum of Nature is a scientific leader in species discovery and Arctic research.
Our multidisciplinary team of scientists conduct leading-edge research in the natural sciences.
Animals, fossils, minerals, plants and algae—more than 14.6 million specimens are preserved in Canada's natural-history collection.
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The museum is a national leader and an important international contributor in the field of collection-based scientific research.
The museum's multidisciplinary team specializes in collection-based research in the life sciences and Earth sciences.
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The Museum's Blog
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- Tiny lichens of great value
Join Philip Bell-Doyon and the museum’s Troy McMullin as they introduce readers to calicioids, a diverse group of tiny, pin-like lichens and fungi.
- Portraits of Nature for Valentine’s Day
Tetsuto Miyashita, the museum’s newest research scientist, is eager to share his first blog post—and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Complete with coloured illustrations and links to helpful resources, he has the perfect gift recommendation for the natural history buff in your family.