FEATURED: Museum of Nature open house – research and collections facility, October 15


Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to explore the museum’s research and collections facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Discover our national collections of plants, animals, fossils and minerals. See some of our 14.6 million natural-history specimens and artifacts, and meet leading science experts who curate and study them.

Museum of Nature – Research and Collections Facility (Gatineau, Quebec)

Saturday, October 15, 10am-4pm

Photos permitted. Tours are self-guided. No reservations required.

The whale bones in the Large Skeleton Room are one highlights of the open house. Martin Lipman © Canadian Museum of Nature

The whale bones in the Large Skeleton Room are one highlights of the open house.
Photo: Martin Lipman © Canadian Museum of Nature

Highlights this year:
– Discover the Arctic’s biodiversity, with some northern “stars” in our collections
– Sparkling minerals, dinosaur bones, Ice Age animals and other geological treasures; plants of all kinds pressed and preserved for study in our Herbarium
– Learn how dinosaur fossils are prepared for study and display
– Marvel at the wall of antlers, whale bones and skeletons of all kinds and get up-close to parasites, crustaceans, mussels and clams, and tiny insects
– Dee how new discoveries are made in our DNA lab, X-ray lab, and Heavy Wet lab.
– See a special display about Mumba, a beloved gorilla from the Granby Zoo, as well as displays from the Bank of Canada Museum, Geological Survey of Canada, Students on Ice and the Canada Science and Technology Museum

• 613.566.4700.
Reservations: Not required.
Parking: Free; on-site and in the neighbourhood.
For conservation reasons, please leave large backpacks, food and beverages in your car.

OttawaStart Staff



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