Canadian Nature Museum Opens Soon

19 May 2010 (Last Updated May 19th, 2010 18:30)

The revamped Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada, is expected to open this month following a six-year renovation, which costs $216m. The project was funded by the Government of Canada and $12m secured from corporate and individual donors to develop five new signature exhibition

The revamped Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada, is expected to open this month following a six-year renovation, which costs $216m.

The project was funded by the Government of Canada and $12m secured from corporate and individual donors to develop five new signature exhibitions.

The renovation, which began in 2004, includes transformation of the 100-year-old Victoria Memorial Museum Building, along with the addition of two gallery spaces and a glass lantern.

The building was also upgraded to meet modern building and seismic codes while heritage components were restored.

The design also added museum-standard environmental controls, a shipping and receiving facility and visitor amenities.