Category Archives: Animals in Our Galleries

Setting Up House: Acquiring and Caring for Live Beetles

What’s involved in getting the live beetles into the museum for exhibition? Overseas shipping, custom housing and a gentle touch are just some of the requirements outlined by animal-care technician Stuart Baatnes. Continue reading

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Who Glows There?

From Japan to Ottawa via California: Our new live specimens have come a long way to get to the museum! Angela Desjardins presents the Splitfin Flashlightfish that you can see in the exhibition Creatures of Light as of May 3, 2014. Continue reading

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The Frogs Made My Day!

After a 12-hour trip, the live specimens for the exhibition Frogs – A Chorus of Colours finally arrived at the museum. Educator Nathalie Rodrigue tells us about installing them in their indoor habitats and the wonderment that they generated. Continue reading

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Hello, I Am a… Sea Star

Some of my characteristics, such as how I move around and how I eat my prey, will surprise you! Continue reading

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