Museum Closure

The museum is closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

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Closure of Museum due to provincial COVID restrictions

April 1, 2021

The Canadian Museum of Nature is closed until further notice in response to COVID restrictions announced by the Government of Ontario.

The museum will continue to follow guidelines from the Ontario Government, the federal Public Health Agency of Canada, and Ottawa Public Health. We look forward to welcoming back visitors when the closure ends – in a way that continues to provide both safe access to the museum as well as a healthy experience for visitors and staff.

The new online Virtual Workshops, which can be reserved by classes across Canada, will continue as scheduled. Animal care, and other essential services, will also continue throughout the closure.

Those with advance ticket reservations will receive an automatic refund.

During the closure, visit for at-home, nature-themed activities including games, colouring pages and crafts, as well as virtual tours of our galleries and other fun facts about nature.

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