|DETAILS:||Museum, Point of interest, Establishment, Tourist attraction, (Edit)|
|Address:||240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada|
|Postal code:||K2P 2R1|
|Opening hours (Edit)|
|Monday:||9:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||9:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday:||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday:||9:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday:||9:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday:||9:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
Parking was the biggest issue and no dedicated line for ticket holders. You need a better system. Within the first 30min the first parking lot was full and the ticketing machine was broken for the second lot. (To the right of the entrance doors). This was a 20min wait before they just let us enter the parking lot without tickets. This meant that when we left we paid full $28 price for parking when I only stayed a couple hours. For the inside experience…The sections were amazing. I love the interactivity for the kids. Very engaging. The visuals and exhibits were great.
Visiting the Canadian Museum of Nature has been one of my best experiences yet. The museum has four floors. Each floor has 2 sections facing each other. The first floor has the skeleton of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. The second floor shows aquatic life. Other floors show the birds, mammals, and the early man.
There are live creatures, animations and 3D displays which make the exhibits look so real. The videos, photos, and descriptions at the base of each exhibit provides an enjoyable learning experience.
I also visited the Planet ice exhibition where I learnt about the way of life of the Inuit. It is so important to know the role of ice and indeed other elements in maintaining the ecosystem so that we can do our bit to stop climate change.
Don't forget to visit the cafe on the first floor. You can grab something to eat, and also shop for mementos: clothing, mugs, toys, jewellery, games and notebooks! I will certainly visit again with my children.
Oh my! I visited this museum on Thursday without paying a penny! It was all free… I was amazed by seeing the variety of stuff they have in the museum, the architecture, live creatures and realisticness of the handmade animals. It absolutely worth the visit. Take your child with you, as this place has so much to learn from.
I had never been to a museum before and I'm so glad this was my first opportunity. This is the best place and it's packed full of information. I loved all the displays and my most favourite was the mammals. They have a breastfeeding room complete with a changing station. It's very hard to find that now a days, the staff are very knowledgeable and super friendly. Thank you!!!
This place is so huge, with so many things to explore that you can easily spend 4 hours there or more.
clean, beautiful, up to date.
There are lots of interesting knowledge filled things to view and read about.
Terrific place for kids: there are interactive stations everywhere... not just computers, but also a binocular station in the bird area, turtle viewers for jellyfish vs plastic bags, touching water creature station, real ice sculpture to walk through and touch.
The staff are so approachable and so helpful. They actually like to help and do so with a smile.
To add to its many amazing features, its also free every Thursday after 5.
Memberships are available and a good deal if you plan to come at least 3 times in the year but keep in mind that will not include parking fees.also you may receive a discount if you're an ingenium pass holder.
I will definitely recommend visiting it.
The phone number for Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature is (800) 263-4433.
Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature is located at 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada
The website (URL) for Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature is: http://nature.ca/
Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature is open:
Monday:9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday:9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday:9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday:9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday:9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday:9:30 AM – 4:00 PM