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

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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

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


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