Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer Adventure: Museum of Nature

I try my best to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature when I visit Ottawa. I never get tired of it. In fact I have favourite things I have to say "hello" to every time I visit.

The marble animal faces on the main staircase for example.

The touchable dinosaur poo.

The skunk butt.

And this dino dude who looks like he's either singing soprano or burping.

There's so much neat stuff there though! Like this meteor.

And bugs!

And this beautiful exhibit about the Arctic with its projections onto slabs of ice that you could run your hands over.

Just look at this beautiful display of butterfly specimens.

And these colourful sea stars.

And this whateveritis.

Did I mention the magical ice things?

Seriously, you'd be shocked how excited a bunch of Canadian ladies were about touching ice.

More summer adventure stuff tomorrow!


  1. What a wonderful museum! Hard to pick a favorite among these but I have to say that I am partial to star fish, skunks (even those who decide you deserve a butt flash) and meteors! But magical ice projections??? Who knew??? :)

  2. I was just at the Museum of Nature for the first time last month. I loved it, and while many of the things you've listed were my favourites too, there are some that I managed to miss, including the magical ice things. The insects were the best part, but of course they usually are.

  3. What a cool place to visit!!! Leave it to you to photograph a skunks butt!! haahaa Would expect nothing less from you Nichola!!heehee
    Looks like your summer has been a giant adventure- good for you!! Thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

  4. I love the fox/ wolf carving! I swear the skunk butt has teeth! Eek! Beautiful projections!

  5. Your camera takes some real nice pics. What do you use, Nichola?

  6. I took these with my Canon EOS Rebel T5. I'm not in love with it, but it does take some great pics when it behaves.