All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in Ontario

Ontario (Canada) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 25 nature and natural history museums that are located in Ontario.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in Ontario? These are the ones:

  1. Royal Ontario Museum1

    Royal Ontario Museum

    The Royal Ontario Museum, also known as ROM, is located in Toronto, the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is a museum dedicated to culture, art, and natural history. This museum is a significant cultural institution in Canada and offers a wide range of exhibits and collections that cater to various interests.
  2. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada2

    Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

    The aquarium boasts 5.7 million litres of marine and freshwater habitats from across the globe. These habitats are home to more than 20,000 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from over 450 species. This diverse collection offers visitors a chance to explore the rich biodiversity of our planet's aquatic ecosystems.
  3. Toronto Music Garden3

    Toronto Music Garden

    This unique park is a reflection in landscape of Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello.
  4. Riverdale Farm Toronto4

    Riverdale Farm Toronto

    Riverdale Farm, situated in the urban neighbourhood of Cabbagetown in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a 3-hectare municipally operated farm. It provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience a working farm within the city's boundaries. The farm is maintained by the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, ensuring its upkeep and preservation for the enjoyment of both locals and tourists.
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    High Park Zoo

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    Rosetta Mcclain Gardens

  7. Elmvale Jungle Zoo7

    Elmvale Jungle Zoo

    The Elmvale Jungle Zoo, located in Springwater, Ontario, Canada, operates seasonally from Victoria Day weekend until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. This information is crucial for tourists planning their visit to ensure they choose a time when the zoo is open.
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    Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat

  9. Campbell House Museum9

    Campbell House Museum

    Campbell House, located in downtown Toronto, is a heritage house and museum that dates back to 1822. It was originally built for Sir William Campbell, the Chief Justice of Upper Canada, and his wife Hannah. This historical site offers visitors a glimpse into the past, showcasing the lifestyle of one of Canada's prominent figures during the early 19th century.
  10. Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park10

    Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

    Jungle Cat World, initially known as "Orono Exotic Cat World," is a wildlife park that was founded in 1983. It is situated in Orono, Ontario, Canada, roughly 45 minutes to the east of Toronto, just off Highway 35 / 115. The park is open throughout the year and houses over 150 different animals, making it a diverse destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
  11. Reptilia Zoo11

    Reptilia Zoo

    Reptilia is a collection of Canada's largest indoor reptile zoos, boasting a combined area of over 84,000 sq ft. The indoor exhibits feature a diverse range of over 250 reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. This provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore and learn about a wide variety of species in a controlled and safe environment.
  12. Papanack Zoo12

    Papanack Zoo

    The Papanack Park Zoo, located in Wendover, Ontario, Canada, is a small conservation park that opened its doors in 1994. The zoo changed hands in 2014, with the new owners maintaining its focus on conservation. This park offers a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about various species and the importance of conservation efforts.
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    Canada’s Dinosaur Park

    Indian River
    Indian River Reptile and Dinosaur Park is a small reptile zoo located in Indian River, Ontario , approximately 15 kilometres east of Peterborough, Ontario . The zoo received accreditation in the year 2000 from Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums , and remains one of only a few accredited rept
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    Little Ray's Nature Centre

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    Saunders Country Critters Zoo and Sanctuary

    North Grenville
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    Scales Nature Park

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    Chinguacousy Park

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    Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre

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    The Uptown Zoo

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    Eby Farmstead

  22. Riverview Park & Zoo22

    Riverview Park & Zoo

    The Riverview Park & Zoo is a popular destination situated in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. This location offers a unique blend of natural beauty and wildlife, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers and families alike. Whether you're interested in exploring the park, observing the animals, or simply enjoying the outdoors, the Riverview Park & Zoo provides a variety of experiences for all visitors.
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    Killman Zoo

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    Killman Zoo

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    Turda Farms Zoological Park


All museums in Ontario