Canadian Museum of Nature
Every aspect of the natural world is explored in this excellent museum’s galleries: fossils, underwater life, mammals, geology and birds (and there’s an art gallery too). As you pass from gallery to gallery, you’ll come across statues of woolly mammoths, dinosaur skeletons, and a massive blue whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. There are creatures of the less dead variety too; so, if live beetles, cockroaches and tarantulas don’t bother you, head over to the ‘Nature Live’ section to meet them. Sometimes (and rather unexpectedly), the museum holds music events in the galleries, just in case you feel like dancing the night away in the vicinity of dinosaurs and geological specimens. In June 2017, an Arctic Gallery will open in the museum as its latest permanent gallery.