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Show the World You Have a Wild Side

Membership allows you to explore Canada's natural history as often as you wish. Spend extra time at the museum—not extra money.

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Become a member: show the world you have a wild side. There are loads of benefits when you join the Canadian Museum of Nature.

All prices are for one year. Tax is not included.

Thank you for having continued to support the museum through these difficult times.

Some of the benefits listed will only be available as the pandemic situation allows.

Members must get tickets, even when the tickets are free. Tickets must be acquired in advance.

Plus-One Memberships: Benefits

Make your membership a plus-one membership and bring a guest (any age) every time you visit the museum.

Your guest will receive the same on-site benefits as you, the member, while visiting the museum.

Benefits for All Members

On-Site Benefits

  • Free admission to the museum for one year
  • Free admission to temporary blockbuster exhibitions (i.e., no special-exhibition surcharge)
  • Discount on museum programmes, including adult workshops and special lectures (where applicable, to a maximum of 20%)
  • 10 points for use at the Nature Trade
  • 10% discount at the Nature Boutique
  • 10% discount at the Nature Café.

Other Benefits

  • Subscription to the museum's electronic newsletter.
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition openings and special events.
  • Free admission or other benefits at participating museums across Canada. Get the details (in Appendix A). Sponsored by the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada.

Discounted Memberships

Other-Museum Memberships and National Memberships are available for all categories (for example: Family, Senior, etc.), including their "plus-one" version.

Discount offers may not be combined. For example, when we are promoting free extra months upon the purchase of a membership, the promotional offer is applicable to Regular-Price Memberships, not to Other-Museum Memberships or National Memberships.

Other-Museum Membership

If you are a member of one or more of the other national museums in Ottawa and Gatineau (see below), you are eligible for 20% off the price of membership at the Canadian Museum of Nature:

  • Canada Agriculture Museum
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian War Museum
  • National Gallery of Canada.

National Membership

If you live more than 100 km from the museum, you are eligible for 20% off the price of membership.

Membership Prices

Membership Category Regular-Price Membership Regular-Price Plus-One National Membership National Plus-One Other-Museum Membership Other-Museum Plus-One
2 adults, and children ages 17 and younger, living at the same address


$103.20 $143.20 $103.20 $143.20

2 adults living at the same address, and their grandchildren ages 17 and younger

$129 $179 $103.20




Ages 18–64
$69 $119 $55.20 $95.20 $55.20 $95.20
Ages 65+, with a senior-identification card
$40 $60 $32




1 adult and any 5 children






Ages 18–64 with a student-identification card






Tax is not included.

Prices may change without notice.

Admission is free for one person accompanying a person with a disability.

Gift Memberships

We sell gift certificates for membership and admission. Buy them

  • online
  • by phone: 613.566.4700 or 1.800.263.4433 (Canada and U.S.A.).

Become a Member Now

For online purchases: While waiting for the membership to arrive by mail, the new member may visit the museum by showing the receipt and identification at the reception desk. The receipt is emailed to the purchaser at the time of purchase. We accept a hard-copy print out of the receipt or an electronic copy on a mobile device.

New Member


  • Renew your membership by phone, email or letter (see the contact info below)
  • or renew online.

Payment Methods

  • Online: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, gift certificate.

Contact Our Membership Office

  • Email
  • Phone 613.566.4271
  • Write
    Membership Services
    Canadian Museum of Nature
    P.O. Box 3443, Station D
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada K1P 6P4
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