We Love this Idea from the Canadian Museum of Nature

November 12, 2020

Just in time for chilly weather, the Canadian Museum of Nature has created a fun scavenger hunt within the museum.

Follow the clues and find the wintery birds hiding in their galleries.

Using the activity sheet, follow the clues and find the wintery birds hiding in the galleries. Each has a fun activity idea to keep you busy this winter.

You can also download the list of activity ideas found in the galleries.

For even more winter fun, check out these activities:

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Before You Visit

Please read our Terms for Visiting about safe practices.

  • If you feel ill, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have travelled outside the country in the past 14 days, please stay home.
  • Tickets must be purchased online.
  • Admission is time-ticketed. There are 25 tickets available for every 15-minute time slot.
  • Arrive at the museum no earlier than 10 minutes before the entry time on your ticket.
  • Download a floor plan (PDF). Printed plans will not be available on site.

New hours:

  • Wednesday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Weekends: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Reserved for members: Thursdays and Sundays, 10 am to 11 am
  • Admission is free from 2:45 pm to 4 pm, Wednesday to Friday, but you need to reserve a ticket (last bookings at 2:45 pm).

Health and Safety

  • A mask covering the face, nose and chin must be worn by all staff and visitors, including children over age two. Exceptions (proof is not required):
  • children under two years old
  • people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons
  • those who require accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Respect physical distancing (2-metre separation) for those not in your social bubble.
  • Hand sanitizers are placed throughout the museum.
  • The frequency of rigorous cleaning has been increased across the museum.

Moving Around the Museum

  • To ensure physical distancing and to avoid congestion, follow the path marked by arrows on the floor.
  • You will follow one-way traffic up one side of the museum and down the other.
  • Space on elevators is limited, so we encourage use of stairs as much as possible.
  • Visitors will enter through a large tent outside and to the right of the main doors. Your ticket will be processed inside the tent. Dress accordingly.


  • High-touch areas are closed for now. These include the Arctic Research Vessel (Water Gallery), the Bird Care Clinic (Bird Gallery), the Extinction Theatre (Fossil Gallery), the Limestone Cave (Earth Gallery) and the Live Butterflies exhibition.
  • Hands-on interactives in galleries will not be accessible.
  • Touchless and stylus-accessible interactives in Planet Ice remain open (a stylus will be provided).
  • The theatre is closed.

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