Spend the afternoon at the Canadian Museum of Nature
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:00
The Canadian Museum of Nature is definitely a must-see for anyone who wants to travel to Ontario. For visitors with kids, it's an even better activity, especially for blossoming biologists who want to see life-size dinosaurs and massive animal skeletons. Located in the heart of the city on McLeod Street, the Canadian Museum of Nature is conveniently situated just around the corner from numerous Ottawa accommodations.
Exhibitions are constantly changing, so here's just a few examples of what visitors can see into the new year:
Ever wonder what it might be like to be a storm chaser? Stephen Hutchings is a fantastic painter who has been fascinated with Mother Nature since he was a child. In his artist's statement, Hutchings describes how he considers the environment a reflection of human emotion and thought - when he's sad, his internal feelings are like an overcast day, while his happier moments look more like brilliant sunshine.
In his series, Fury, Hutchings paints his emotions to look like scenes from epic storms and gorgeous summer days, and visitors might not be able to resist sharing the artist's experience when they walk through this exhibition.
This gallery will be open from September 28 through March 3 of next year.
Yet another special exhibition, Nature Unleashedm, will run from September 28 through May 5, 2013, which gives visitors ample time to pay the museum a visit. This spectacular show is a photographic and interactive display of the wrath of Mother Nature, depicted through images of an earthquake's aftermath or a volcano spitting out hot magma.
Any child who travels to Canada will undoubtedly be just as mesmerized looking at these images as they would if they were actually witnessing these events in real life.
Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy numerous exhibits that will always be on display. From the Water and Earth galleries to Animalium’s live creepy crawly insects, people of all ages can get in touch with their inner naturalist and pretend they're in the middle of a jungle or, better yet, back in prehistoric times with the dinosaurs.