Monthly Archives: January 2018

Going digital: Putting the museum’s impressive library collection online

These beautiful books are scientific gems, and now they’re just a click away. The Canadian Museum of Nature’s library staff are digitizing the museum’s rare and unique publications to make them available online to Canadians, and visitors from around the world. Now you can check out amazing, colourful hand-drawings of Newfoundland insects, and the diversity of Churchill, Manitoba’s flowers, all from the comfort of your home (or on the bus on the way to work, or in a café, or….) Continue reading

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The best Saturday afternoon ever: Prepping out dino bones

What’s the best Saturday afternoon activity in Ottawa for dino lovers? It’s definitely the Canadian Museum of Nature’s super Fossil Preparation Station. Where else can visitors help prepare real dinosaur bones? In this blog post, Alan McDonald and Kathlyn Stewart, two members of the museums’ Palaeobiology Section who helped develop this visitor favourite, recount its history and features. After reading it, you’ll want to head out to the museum for a fun Saturday afternoon of digging out fossils! Continue reading

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