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Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

9.116 reviews
Sights and Museums, Science Museum
Ranked #8 in Ottawa things to do
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240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada
(613) 566-4700
http://www.nature.ca/
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If you only have an hour, we still recommend going even if just to see the beautiful display of totem poles in the Great Hall. If you have more time, consider taking a picnic and ... Read more
enjoy Ottawa's best view from the lawn behind the museum that overlooks the Ottawa River, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Locks and the Interprovincial bridges. It's stunning and never crowded. A great way to start your day is going here first and then walking across the bridge back to the Byward Market. There is a large pedestrian walkway and you will end up right at the National Gallery of Canada.

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If you only have an hour, we still recommend going even if just to see the beautiful display of totem poles in the Great Hall. If you have more time, consider taking a picnic and enjoy Ottawa's best view from the lawn behind the museum that overlooks the Ottawa River, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Locks and the Interprovincial bridges. It's stunning and never crowded. A great way to start your day is going here first and then walking across the bridge back to the Byward Market. There is a large pedestrian walkway and you will end up right at the National Gallery of Canada.

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One of my favourite museums in Ottawa! Fun for kids and great pick for a date idea. They always have new exhibits every now and then, and the building is absolutely beautiful. Wonderful staff who is always willing to answer any questions you might have while you're making your way through the museum!

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Beijing, China

Ottawa houses some of the country's top museums, and this multi-level museum can amuse and educate anyone for a good part of the day. They always have special exhibits. Kids love the dinosaur exhibits with some fossils from Alberta.

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Local from Ottawa, Canada

This is an amazing historical site showing all pictures and descriptions of wars within the outside Canada.

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So much to offer. Beautiful building newly renovated and expanded. Amazing exhibits and interactive tours. So much to offer the entire family.

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this is another lovely museum.
but at one time. it was the victoria museum...
i use to go when i was a small child. then later when my daughter was born i took her.. there is so much to see and learn. it's a great experience you don't want to miss. 5 star's :-D

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Halifax, Canada

Kids will love this place...Dinosaurs! Nuff said.

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Montreal, Canada

Un grand musée juste à l'extérieur du centre-ville. Idéal pour une journée en famille. Ils ont des expositions de l'époque préhistorique et moderne.

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