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50% off for Earthy museum trip in Ottawa

Travel Deal for December 6, 2012

vicky vacay deal of the dayDecember rocks at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

On November 30, the gallery in downtown Ottawa unveiled the newly renovated Vale Earth Gallery, featuring meteorites, rocks and gems. The exhibit features a chunk of the world’s oldest rock, a piece that dates 65 million years! Plus, there are 14 giant mineral samples that weigh up to 500 pounds and diamonds from the Northwest Territories.

Coinciding with a celebration of the new permanent exhibit, the museum is letting kids in for half price until December 24, 2012. That’s just $4 for kids between 3-12 years of age. Adult admission is $12 while seniors and students 13 and older pay $10.

Kids also receive a half-price discount for a 3D movie experience ($6) and the museum’s special exhibit, Nature Unleashed ($7).

The best bargain is an $8 Tri-Ticket Combo where kids get entry into the museum to see the new Earth Gallery, plus the 3D movie experience and the Nature Unleashed exhibit. Adults pay $20 for the same combo. Captures the Museum of Nature Visuals Editor Julia Pelish photographed the Museum of Nature during her most recent visit and one of the images turned out to be a real roar. It depicts the museum’s life-size dinosaur replicas. You can see it here, as it was featured as a Photo of the Week in our online magazine.

To Purchase Tickets to the Canadian Museum of Nature: Visit the attraction’s website or buy on-site at 240 McLeod Street (see map below).

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