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Canadian Museum of Nature

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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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We totally enjoyed our visit and our two five year old were thrilled by the dinosaurs. Highly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Felix D
Edmundston, Canada
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Modern twist on nature

Last time we were in Canada, this museum was closed, being rennovated. The displays are great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deepak K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Canada's national natural history museum offers world-class galleries in a handsome heritage "castle". Marvel at dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles in the Fossil Gallery. See grizzlies and other wild animals up close in beautiful dioramas in the Mammal Gallery. Observe hundreds of specimens in the Bird Gallery. See a real blue whale skeleton in the Water Gallery. Be dazzled by over a thousand gorgeous minerals and rocks in the Earth Gallery. Peer at an eye-popping assortment of creepy crawlies in Nature Live. Enjoy an action-packed 3D movie. Take advantage of numerous hands-on activities. Don't miss the special, travelling exhibitions. A superb destination for visitors of all ages!
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
+1 613-566-4700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We totally enjoyed our visit and our two five year old were thrilled by the dinosaurs. Highly recommend

Thank Felix D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last time we were in Canada, this museum was closed, being rennovated. The displays are great - attractively presented and good information. A lot of interactive exhibits. The presentation made what could be a dry subject interesting. Well worth a visit. It has an on-site...More

Thank Deepak K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great way to spend a few hours in Ottawa. A real range of exhibits and interactive activities all the way round. Lots to see, quite tiring all in one go but definitely worth a visit. Also has a lovely cafe with good food. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There was lot of children and it was cute to see their expression in front of the big polar bears. Nice museum on 4 floors,

Thank caroler160
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love coming to this museum! There are so many fun interactive exhibits and it's always changing - so every visit is never the same!

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing building ,with great Exhibits, very interesting and informative and lots for children to interact with .The only disappointment was the café NO house tea or cakes or anything nice to eat ! otherwise we had a really good day while on holiday from the...More

Thank pip122
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Ottawa, as a child I lived very close to this Museum and visited many times. This visit was with my 3 grandchildren and not being in the museum for any years, it was a totally new experience, obviously it has changed, but it...More

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to bring the kids. The have so many cool exhibits that the kids can interact with and they even have a huge whale skeleton. As my nephew would say, Its pretty cool

Thank Ryedrinker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on what we think were the last days of summer vacation and it was very busy - queues out of the front door. Next time, we’d pick a school day! Only got drinks from the restaurant but it looked pricey. There is a...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expertly presented display certainly awed the 3-year-old grandson and his guides. Questions never before imagined were answered. Interactive displays and videos kept everyone entered. The congenial staff was quick to attend to our needs. Our family will definitely be returning in the future!

Thank Carolyn C
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Kaichen A
20 January 2017|
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Response from cheryllynn18 | Reviewed this property |
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19 November 2016|
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Response from museumofnature | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. The Ottawa public library (among others) offers a pass that you can borrow for admission to the Canadian Museum of Nature. You can find out more on the library's web site. (I tried to include the... More
3 August 2016|
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Response from museumofnature | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Apologies for the delay. Summer is a busy time, particularly on a rainy day, or on an extremely hot day when it's even too hot to be at a beach. We open at 9 am. If you arrive early, you won't... More