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Come face-to-face with owls this summer at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa, June 8, 2021 – Owls are coming later this summer to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Visitors will be able to get up close to some of these charismatic birds in a new outdoor exhibition, Owls Rendez-vous, created by the museum in partnership with Little Ray’s Nature Centres.

Owls Rendez-vous will include four species of owls, each housed in specially constructed habitats on the museum’s elevated plaza along Argyle Avenue. Observe a Barn Owl, Great-horned Owl, Snowy Owl, and Eurasian Eagle Owl, and learn about some adaptations of these birds of prey.

Access to Owls Rendez-vous will be included with regular museum admission.

Installation and construction of the habitats is now underway. A specific opening date will be announced closer to the reopening of the overall museum, which is currently expected in late July subject to the Government of Ontario’s phased reopening of the province.

About the Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 14.6-million-specimen collection, education programs, signature and travelling exhibitions, and a dynamic web site, nature.ca.

About Little Ray’s Nature Centres
Little Rays Nature Centres was founded in 1995 as a local, family-based, reptile rescue and educational outreach program. Since then it has grown to be the largest exotic animal rescue in Canada. Little Ray’s Nature Centres is an accredited member of the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and licenced by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources for the care and rescue of exotic animals.

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Dan Smythe
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature

Laura Sutin
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature