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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting the
Canadian Museum of Nature

If you're looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your family, look no further than the Canadian Museum of Nature. There's something for everyone at this museum with exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to mammals to birds. Here is your ultimate guide to visiting the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa

 The Museum's Highlights

The Canadian Museum of Nature is one of the world's leading natural history museums. The CMN was founded in 1856 and is located in Ottawa, Ontario.

It has a collection of over 14 million specimens, including fossils, minerals, rocks, plants, and animals.

Some of the museum's highlights include its extensive collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its exhibit on Canadian mammals; and its displays on dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. The museum also has interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn about nature firsthand.

 Tips for Timing your Visit:

The museum is busiest on weekends and during school holidays. The CMN is open every day except Christmas Day. If you can, try to visit during the week instead. Another thing to consider is timing - the museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm, so try to arrive as early as possible or plan to stay until the end of the day. Finally, if you want to see everything the museum has to offer, be prepared for a full day of exploration!


Admission Fee:

The admission fee for the Canadian Museum of Nature is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and free for children under the age of 3. The admission fee is a little pricey, but it's worth it


Collection and Exhibition

The Canadian Museum of Nature is home to an impressively natural and cultural artifacts collection. The museum offers visitors a chance to explore Canada's natural heritage through its many exhibits and activities.


Most people's favorite exhibits are the "Our Living Planet" gallery, which showcased the diversity of Canadian wildlife, and the "Frozen in Time" exhibit, which featured a wide range of animal specimens that had been preserved in ice. The museum also has many interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn about nature firsthand.


 What to Wear and What to Pack:

·  If you're planning on visiting the Canadian Museum of Nature, there are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to what to wear and what to pack.

·  The museum is quite large and features four-floor exhibitions, so plan accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.

·  There is no official dress code at the museum; it's always a good idea to dress respectfully when visiting any place of worship or cultural institution.

·  When packing for your trip to the museum, make sure to bring snacks and water. There are plenty of places to eat inside the museum, but getting your food is a good option if you want something quick and easy. And finally, don't forget your camera!

Directions and Parking Information:

If you are coming from out of town, the best way to get to the museum is by car. There is parking available on-site, and the museum is wheelchair accessible.

If you are taking public transportation, the closest stop to the museum is "Museum" on OC Transpo's bus route number 2. From there, it's a short walk to the museum's entrance.

Options for Dining and Snacks:

When visiting the Canadian Museum of Nature, there are a few dining and snack options to choose from. The first option is the museum's café, which is located on the main level and offers a variety of food options such as sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries, and snacks. A small kiosk is located in the museum's Grand Gallery that sells light snacks and beverages. For those looking for something more substantial, several restaurants and cafes are located within walking distance of the museum. And finally, for those who want to do some shopping while at the museum, several gift shops sell a variety of souvenirs and Canadian-themed items.



  • Visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature are now restricted in what they can take into the museum.
  • All visitors must go through a security checkpoint before entering the museum. This includes going through a metal detector and having all bags x-rayed.

Museum officials say that the new security measures are necessary to ensure the safety of both visitors and employees. They also hope that the restrictions will help reduce vandalism and theft at the museum.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - March 20, 2021: "Get Into Nature" banners hang outside the Canadian Museum of Nature.

 Tips for a Great Visit:

 When planning a visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature, there are a few things to keep in mind to make the most of your experience. Here are some tips:


 1) The Museum is divided into four main sections: nature, history, science, and earth. Make sure you know which section you want to focus on before you arrive so that you can plan your route accordingly.


 2) The Museum is huge! Make sure you allow yourself enough time to see everything. It would be a shame to miss out on something because you didn't give yourself enough time.


 3) If you have kids with you, be sure to check out the Discovery Zone. It's packed with activities and exhibits designed for children aged 3-12.


 Reviews about CMN:

 The Canadian Museum of Nature is a top tourist destination in Ottawa, Canada, and it's easy to see why. The museum has something for everyone, from impressive exhibits on dinosaurs and mammals to exciting displays on the history of Canada and its people. Travelers who have visited the museum shared their opinions online, with most giving it high marks.


 "The Canadian Museum of Nature is a beautiful building with great exhibits!" wrote one traveler on Trip Advisor. "We spent about 4 hours there and could have easily spent more." Many reviewers praised the museum's interactive exhibits, which allow visitors to learn about everything from dinosaurs to cells. Others were impressed by the museum's extensive collection of Canadian artifacts.


 "If you're interested in natural history or Canadian history, this is the place for you," said another Trip Advisor reviewer. "The exhibits are well done and enjoyable.

Looking for more fun things to do while SMC Demolition works on your constriction project? Check out the National Gallery Of Canada next!