Category Archives: Museum Visitors

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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“Skeletons Out of the Closet” at the Museum’s Research and Collections Facility

See what amazing things are stored and revealed in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s research and collections facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Continue reading

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Our Collections Online: A Link to One Family’s History

By browsing our collections online, an Ontario family found traces—and memories—of their gift to the museum of a bird specimen more than 60 years ago. Continue reading

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Build Your Own Museum

Do you like collecting treasures from nature? Discover the Trading Post at the Canadian Museum of Nature! Continue reading

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Throat-Singing Karaoke?

What happened when our Arctic Voices exhibition team combined traditional Inuit throat singing with contemporary culture and technology? An innovative opportunity for fun and active visitor participation. Continue reading

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