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Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is full of history, museums, and incredible architecture. The Canadian Museum of Nature is an impressive national natural history and sciences museum.

The museum contains 14.6 million specimens within the categories of Botany, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. There are eight permanent galleries including the exploration of fossils, water, mammals, earth, the arctic and more! 

The Mammal Gallery brings you face to face with endless wild animals including grizzly bears, moose and cougars. The Earth Gallery has a few interactive games and simulations including building a volcano, creating an earthquake and creating a new rock by cooking an old one. Within the Nature Live Gallery, you'll find a plethora of live critters on display, including honeybees, stick insects, and tarantulas! And, don't forget the Fossil Gallery, which is filled with life-size dinosaur replicas, recreating the ginormous creatures that once roamed Earth.

The Canadian Museum of Nature often hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year so be sure to check their official website to help plan your visit! 

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