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Canadian Museum of Nature offers free admission for Earth Day

Martin Lipman © Canadian Museum of Nature


Gaia, by artist Luke Jerram, is a recreation of the Earth suspended in the museum’s Atrium.

April 7, 2022 – The Canadian Museum of Nature will now offer free admission each year on Earth Day, April 22, as part of its mission of “Saving the world for future generations with evidence, knowledge and inspiration.”

Launched in 1970, Earth Day is a time for people to reflect about, and act upon, the environmental challenges facing the planet. The museum is grateful to Maple Leaf Foods for its support of free admission this year.

Visitors can spend the day roaming all the museum’s galleries and discover Canada’s biodiversity—from mammals, birds, and aquatic ecosystems to life in the Arctic and the earth’s geological riches. Some newly opened spaces in the museum will also be sure to attract attention.

Discover tide-pool creatures in the new Pacific Discovery Tank, where a science interpreter will show and talk about the animals. The Bugs Alive exhibition of insects and arachnids features a new colony of leafcutter ants, which are among the planet’s original farmers! Children will enjoy climbing on the giant model of a Hercules beetle and following the new Bugs Scavenger Hunt.

“As the first major carbon-neutral food company in the world, we’re excited to support the Canadian Museum of Nature on Earth Day to welcome even more Canadians to explore and celebrate nature on this special day,” said Tim Faveri, Vice President, Sustainability and Shared Value, Maple Leaf Foods. “Our vision is to be the most sustainable protein company on earth and for us at Maple Leaf Foods, every day is Earth Day!”

While at the museum, visitors can snap a relevant selfie for Earth Day—near Gaia, a giant 7-metre recreation of the Earth permanently suspended in the museum’s Atrium.

Although admission is free on April 22, tickets should be reserved in advance at The Canadian Museum of Nature is at 240 McLeod Street in Ottawa. Follow the Museum on social media: Twitter (@museumofnature), Instagram (museumofnature, and

Information for media:
Laura Sutin
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature

Dan Smythe
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature