Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature information

Ottawa , Canada
Street 240 McLeod St
+1 613 566 4700
Getting there
bus route 5, 6, 14, stop McLeod St
More information
adult/child $12/10
Opening hours
9am-6pm Sat-Wed, to 8pm Thu & Fri
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Lonely Planet review

Sparkling after a massive renovation, this vast museum pokes its Gothic head just above the skyline, south of downtown. It houses an impressive collection of fossils, the full skeleton of a blue whale and an excellent stock of dinosaurs from Alberta. Everyone loves the realistic mammal and bird dioramas depicting Canadian wildlife. The taxidermic creatures are so lifelike, you'll be glad they're behind a sheet of glass. General admission is free between 5pm and 8pm on Thursdays.