Membership: Exclusive Museum Visits

Members get exclusive access to selected times:

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 10 am – 11 am.

General Admission

A general-admission ticket allows you to visit our permanent galleries.

Timed entry—Online sales only

  • Entry times: Every 15 minutes
  • Tickets may be purchased online only
  • Members get exclusive access to selected time slots.

Free for members.

Adult: $15
Senior (65+): $13
Tiny Tot (0–2): Free
Child (3–12): $11
Student (18+): $13
Student (13+): $13

Tax is not included.

A general-admission ticket is required—even when the price is free, as it is for members and Tiny Tots.

Prices may change without notice.

General admission supports the museum's scientific and educational endeavours.

Convert Your Ticket

Save on Membership

The cost of your general-admission ticket can be put towards a new membership within seven days of your visit.

Special Exhibition—Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages

Opening date coming soon

Combos will be available online a month before the opening.

Combo: General Admission + Planet Ice

Free for members.

Adult: $23
Senior (65+): $21
Tiny Tot (0–2): Free
Child (3–12): $19
Student (18+): $21
Student (13+): $21

Tax is not included.

Prices may change without notice.

Free Admission

Admission to our permanent galleries is free:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 2:45 pm entry time; tickets are released on Monday morning for this time slot for the week
  • July 1 (Canada Day).

Additional fees apply for special exhibitions.

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

Terms and Conditions

All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

The barcode allows one entry only during the date(s) on your ticket.

Read our terms for visiting the museum.

Payment Methods

Tickets, memberships, donations and gift certificates:

Tickets—Free passes, coupons, vouchers:
If you qualify for free general admission (including the library Nature Card), or if you have a discount coupon or a pre-paid voucher, call us at least 24 hours in advance to get your tickets:

  • 613.566.4700
  • 1.800.263.4433 (Canada and U.S.A.).


  • Using the pay station in the museum during opening hours: Cash, VISA, MasterCard (there is no ATM/bank machine on site)
  • Using the pay station at the parking-lot exit gate: VISA, MasterCard.

Nature Boutique:

  • Debit, VISA, MasterCard.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates for admission and membership. Buy them

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