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Canadian Museum of Nature

Alternate Name OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Victoria Memorial Museum Building
240 McLeod St
Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1
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Intersection Metcalfe St and Gladstone Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 3443 
Stn D 
Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * parking meters * free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Natural history museum. Permanent galleries include the Fossil Gallery, the Water Gallery, the Earth Gallery, the Mammal Gallery, the Bird Gallery, Canada Goose Arctic Gallery, Nature Live, Stone Wall Gallery * special exhibitions * 3D movies * birthday parties * facility rentals 
Nature Nocturne: evening event for adults. 
Nature Trade: trade and get information on specimens found in nature such as empty shells, clean skulls and bones, insects, fossils, rocks, minerals, and plants
Hours June 1-Labour Day Mon-Sun 9 am-6 pm * Thu 9 am-8 pm 
Labour Day-May 31 Tue-Sun 9 am-5 pm * Thu 9 am-8 pm 
Closed on Mondays from Labour Day to May 31 except Thanksgiving Monday, December 23rd and 30th, Family Day, during Ontario and Quebec school breaks, Easter Monday, and Victoria Day * December 24th, closes at 2 pm, closed on December 25th * closed the second week of January for annual maintenance and cleaning
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions * Nature Nocturne: adults 19 years and older
Application To become a member: call 613-364-4141, or email * membership fees are available on the website 
To make a donation: call 613-566-4201 or 1-800-263-4433 or email 
To become a volunteer: contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 613-566-4261 or fax at 613-364-4028 
For more information on rentals and events activities, call 613-566-4712, send an email to, or visit the website. 
For more information on Nature Nocturne, visit
Languages English ; French
Fees Admission - Adult $15, Student $13, Senior $13, Children: $11 (age 3-12), children 2 and under free; Free admission Thursday evenings (5 pm-8 pm). Additional fee applies for certain special exhibitions (2019)
Service Categories Museums ; Special Events ; Wildlife Exhibitions
Contact Information
Office Phone General information 613-566-4700 
Reservations 613-566-4791 
Media 613-566-4781 
Rentals 613-566-4712
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-4433
After Hours Phone 613-566-4717
TTY Phone 613-566-4770 ; 1-866-600-8801
Fax 613-566-4763
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress YouTube
Primary Contact Nathalie Cellard, Reservations Coordinator; Phone: 613-566-4701; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Katja Rodriguez, Coordinator, Volunteer Program; Phone: 613-566-4261; Fax: 613-364-4028; Email:
Primary Executive Meg Beckel, President and Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 613-566-4733; Email:
Other Details
Funding Federal - Canadian Heritage ; Fundraising ; Fees
Elections The Board of Trustees is appointed.
Resources Website, library
Accreditation Operates under the Museums Act

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