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A museum scientist playing guitar surrounded by a collection of fossils.

Metalhead Scientists and Musicians

Nature Scoop

Celebrate the love of metal music and the natural world in this video hosted by our music-loving scientists. (8 min. 3 sec.).

Museum scientist Danielle Fraser in front of a display of mammal fossils.

Science Moments

Video Series

Explore the science of cold and ice in relation to mammals, minerals, past cultures and Arctic plants.

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.)

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Connecting the Canadian Museum of Nature with the “United Nations for the natural world”

The museum hosted some of Canada’s nature leaders n September as part of the Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The event marked another milestone for the museum's 30-year involvement with the IUCN.

 

New genus of tiny marine creature named after museum biologist

In recognition of his taxonomic expertise, biologist Ed Hendrycks has been honoured with a “nice surprise”. A Russian scientist has immortalized his name with a new genus of amphipod: Hendrycksopleustes

Sharing scientific expertise to restore habitat for pollinators

Research Associate Thomas Onuferko’s expertise on wild bees is helping Tundra Oil and Gas establish pollinator-friendly habitats on retired oil well sites in Manitoba. 

“Rocking on” with a new virtual school workshop: a successful pivot for School Programs

Students from across Canada in grades 3 to seven can learn about rocks and minerals in the museum's curriculum-based Virtual School Workshop.

Oceans matter!

Land, Water, Ocean, Us is a new strategy launched March 16 by the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition. The Canadian Museum of Nature is one of the many partners supporting this great initiative.

Paying-it-forward through the Nature Inspiration Awards

Discover the inspiring ways in which some of the 2020 Nature Inspiration Award winners have “paid-it-forward”.

Closure of Museum due to provincial COVID restrictions

We look forward to welcoming back visitors when the closure ends – in a way that provides both safe access to the museum as well as a healthy experience for visitors and staff.

Stamp of approval! Museum collaborates with Canada Post on snow mammal series

When Canada Post gears up to release a new collection of nature-themed stamps, they want every detail to be perfect. That’s why they work with the Canadian Museum of Nature to ensure accuracy.

A whale of a find: ice-age beluga featured in Planet Ice exhibition

The presence of the “Pakenham whale” links to a time 13,000 to 10,000 years ago, when an ice-age inlet of the Atlantic Ocean blanketed parts of Ontario and Quebec. This habitat for aquatic life, known as the Champlain Sea, was created by the retreating glaciers during the close of the last glacial period.

 

Tale of a tube worm—a new species from the Gulf of St. Lawrence

A tiny and elusive marine worm from the St. Lawrence Estuary has a new identity—thanks to the persistence of the museum’s Curator of Invertebrates, Dr. Jean-Marc Gagnon.