Free Open House – National Natural History Collections


Free Open House – National Natural History Collections

Date(s) - Saturday, October 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Natural Heritage Campus, Canadian Museum of Nature

Explore your inner naturalist as you enjoy this free exploration of the Canadian Museum of Nature’s research and collections facility in Gatineau. 1740 Pink Road, 10 a..m to 4 p.m.

Discover the national collections of plants, animals, fossils and minerals, housed in an area equivalent to five hockey rinks! Meet science experts who curate and study the 14.6 million specimens and artifacts; visit labs where dino fossils are prepared for study and display, and new discoveries are made in the DNA lab and X-ray lab. Special this year: specimens over the decades to celebrate Canada 150, a focus on the Arctic, as well as displays from the Bank of Canada Museum, Geological Survey of Canada, and the Students on Ice Foundation. Free admission. Free parking (subject to availability). No reservations required. Info: 613-566-4700; questions@mus-nature or at


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