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Canadian Museum of Nature

Easter brunch at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Treat yourself to an Easter-Sunday brunch experience at the museum. No cooking or dishes to worry about! After enjoying a buffet feast, stroll through the museum’s fascinating galleries and discover Canada’s amazing natural history. Two seatings: 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. NOTE: you must pay the museum admission in addition to the brunch price. See […]

Nature Nocturne: Tropical Escape

Come in from the cold and enjoy Ottawa’s hottest Friday night event. This month’s Nature Nocturne theme is Tropical Escape. Don a Hawaiian shirt or other tropical attire. Move to the rhythms of ska and reggae with live music by The Sentries. Challenge yourself in a fun game with insect-tasting. Stroll through our live butterflies exhibition […]

Family Sleepover at Canadian Museum of Nature

Ever slept next to a dinosaur, grizzly bear or hissing cockroaches? This new program for families includes a Fossil Gallery flashlight tour, scavenger hunt (in Mammal Gallery) and insect-handling (in Nature Live); then a 3D movie, with lights out at 11 pm. Includes evening snack and morning breakfast, overnight parking (until 9 am) and next-day […]

Super-cool science: Museum of Nature Annual Public Meeting, Museum of

Enjoy some holiday treats and join Museum of Nature President Meg Beckel for an overview of the museum’s achievements in biodiversity research, collections, exhibitions and education. Then hear about the museum’s cutting-edge science with the newly opened National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada – a repository for super-cooled animal tissue and DNA samples. Free admission. 6 […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

After the hullabaloo and heatstroke of the long weekend has passed, we are faced with another beautiful weekend in our city, and no limit of ways to fill it. Bluesfest starts with a bang on Thursday night and rolls right on through the weekend. If Lebreton Flats is not your destination of choice, mix it up a little bit with a poutine in Gatineau, a soccer game, some classical music or a Shakespeare play for a little culture.