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Canadian Museum of Nature

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Address: 240 Mc Leod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1, Canada
Phone Number: 16135664700
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Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Canada's national natural history museum offers world-class galleries in a...

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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I go to the Museum of Nature 2-3 times a year. It never disappoints. From the time you catch sight of the majestic building till you are roaming underneath a 50 foot skeleton of a... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I go to the Museum of Nature 2-3 times a year. It never disappoints. From the time you catch sight of the majestic building till you are roaming underneath a 50 foot skeleton of a whale or feeling polar bear fur-- it's just breathtaking. It's completely interactive for the kids. They can whack, touch, listen, answer questions, watch mini-films.... It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent the better part of a day there and did not get to see all of it. Excellent place to visit to better understand Canada's military past. Pays great justice to the major battles, events with Canada in military and peace keeper roles.

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Paris, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning building that felt very spacious which was nice considering the crowds that rainy day. We all thoroughly enjoyed the Movie Wild Africa which started our tour. The Napoleon in Paris exhibit was very well done and flowed nicely. It was unfortunate for us that the Canadian history exhibit on the third floor was not open.

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Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a well thought out museum. So many interactive and hands on things to do for little ones. Many, many interesting exhibits that truly take almost a whole day to enjoy. Prepare to spend a lot for very mediocre food in the café, but the rest of the museum makes up for it. the special dinosaur exhibit is not worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive but well worth it. Our children aged 4-14 all enjoyed themselves thoroughly. A wait to get in on rainy days though. We had to wait in line for 30-40 minutes. Other than that, excellent. Very informative, educational and interesting. Would have bought the season pass if we lived closer. You almost need a couple days to thoroughly appreciate all... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there to see the jelly fish exhibit. I could have seen more on the internet. I don't like paying $25 dollars to look at a bunch of posters. This museum could be much better. Not worth the money .

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here for 2 hours but that did not do this museum justice. Give yourself lots of time. Very interesting and well done exhibits.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to learn about Canada .Kids would love it plenty of things for them to see & do.Shop was a bit pricey as was entrance fee.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just arrives on a weekday. There's a confusing lineup if cars around the block with no signage. After a half hour of waiting we realized the parking lot was full 190 spaces for ten thousand vehicles. Instead of telling people, they let you sit idling for an hour. There are three private lots within 50p meters but they want your... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is great with so many cool, exciting exhibits to explore. We took our 3 kids ages 3,7 and 10 and they had a blast. We explored the museum for over 4 hours and brought a picnic lunch and took in the 3D dinosaur movie and special Dinosaur exhibit. The kids loved how the museum was dividing into different... More 

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