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Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa, ON

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Address: 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada How do we get there? Number: 613.566.4700
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See hundreds of dinosaur specimens, including complete skeletons and dramatic life-sized recreations, in the Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The Mammal Gallery is truly breathtaking with its recreations of Canada's treasured mammals in their life-challenging environments. The Bird Gallery displays every species of bird found in Canada. Plus the Discovery Zone offers a dynamic learning and activity centre for kids of all ages. 

There are lots of visiting exhibitions and permanent galleries to explore whilst you're here. The Earth Gallery features over a thousand colourful minerals and rocks from the world-class collection! The Canada Goose Artctic Gallery will allow you to discover the arctic realities and mysteries of landscapes, plants, animals and changing climates. 

Bugs Alive is a colourful and cheerful engaging live exhibitions featuring lots of insects! Don't forgett to check out the mammal gallery too which displays the iconic wildnerness wildlife and discover the way the animals have had to adapt and survive in Canada. 

There's also lots of regular events throughout the year, so before you visit make sure to check out the website so you know what's happening when and where!

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If you are on Highway 417 (the Queensway), take the Metcalfe exit, number 119. You can see the museum from the highway—look for a “castle” on the north side. If you are heading west, it will be on your right. If you are heading east, it will be on your left.

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Canadian Museum of Nature FAQ’s

Nature Café is open with a menu of family-friendly food and drink options from Urban Element and Happy Goat Coffee.

Get tickets online to avoid line-ups. Having your ticket in advance saves you time at the entrance.

Discover an exciting selection of souvenirs at the Nature Boutique

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