Canada's national natural history museum offers world-class galleries in a handsome heritage "castle". Marvel at dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles in the Talisman Energy 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 RBC Blue Water Gallery. Be... more
i'm such a big fan of museums and this one gets it right - you will have a fantastic visit here
Seven permanent exhibit halls here trace the history of life on Earth, from its theoretical beginnings some 4,200 million years ago. A third-floor dinosaur hall is a popular highlight, with fossils, skulls, and the intact skeleton of a mastodon; an opposite gallery holds a variety of snails, bugs, spiders, and other creepy critters -- some of them still alive. Down one floor are mineral... more
Museum of nature was at walking distance from the hotel in downtown where I was staying. I had befriended one local guy and asked which museum I should go first and he replied.. Nature museum. and I followed his advice. It is really one of the major attraction of Ottawa. One should visit it for seeing giant skeleton of number... more
Came by from Alberta to have an enjoyable day with my 3 kids (8,6 and 4 yrs)
Was surprised by costs: $90 plus parking ...there is no family rate. It was cheaper for us to buy an annual pass.
Kids found it Ok for about 2 hours. We were confused by mix of exhibits, some for adults, some for kids.... more
This is nothing more than paper mache plants and animals outfitted with LED lights in dark rooms. under Black light. The only REAL living animals are small fish in a tiny aquarium. NO JOKE. Just LED lights, models and posters with some info on them. IF you want to see crazy glowing things with black light and blinking LEDs,, save... more
A walk through this heritage building, which chronicles Canada's natural history, will take you back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the landscape and glaciers covered 80 per cent of the country's landmass. Exhibits examine the country's biodiversity, the history of Canada's aboriginal peoples and life in the far north. Check website or call for admission fees and special deals.