Highlights/Canadian Museum of Nature

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Pterosaurs featured at Canadian museum

They were not dinosaurs but reptiles which flew at the time of dinosaurs about 215 to 66 million years ago. Their bones were fragile so their fossils are relatively rare. But what has been found tells a fascinating story about» 

Environment, Society

Museum freezes, banks species samples

The Canadian Museum of Nature has opened a cryobank to enhance its ongoing study of species diversity in Canada and the world. The National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada is the first facility of its kind in Canada with a mandate» 

Environment, International, Society

Ocean plastic exhibit brings pollution to Ottawa’s attention

A travelling exhibition has arrived in Ottawa to draw attention to the fact that about 850 shipping containers’ worth of waste per day ends up in the world’s oceans. The exhibit called Ocean Plastics Lab is housed in four shipping» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Botanical art featured at Canadian, other museums

The Art of the Plant exhibition opened at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa today and runs until October 14, 2018. The exhibit includes 48 drawings and paintings by Canadian Contemporary botanical artists and was developed as part of» 

International, Society

Arctic museum exhibit features Nordic cultures

Visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature will be able to get in touch with the cultures of other Nordic nations from October 19 to 21. The embassies of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland are participating in Nordic Arctic» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Museum shows young people’s videos of life in Nunavut

Indigenous youth from the remote, northern territory of Nunavut have documented their lives on video and 27 shorts are now on display at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Most Canadians have not travelled to Nunavut and people who» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Study challenges how to tell dinosaurs’ sex

Since the 1970s it has been common to tell male from female dinosaur remains by the size and shape of the bones, but a new study suggests that may not be a correct approach. Jordan Mallon, a paleontologist at the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Society

Tall ‘iceberg’ sculpture captures ‘awe’ of Arctic

An arctic-themed sculpture inspired by icebergs is being mounted at the Canadian Museum of Nature in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. The 13-metre tall structure will be the focal point of an outdoor botanical exhibit representing the tundra, or treeless ecosystem» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Arctic photos exhibition has travelled around the world

An exhibition of photos of the Canadian Arctic that was first shown in London in 2009, has now travelled around the world and been seen by tens of thousands of people. The “Accessible Arctic” exhibition features photos from Canadian Geographic»