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Ottawa's Museum of Nature Reopening Saturday After Major Renovation

The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa will unveil the fruits of an eight-year, multi-million-dollar renovation when it opens its doors to the public Saturday.


May 20, 2010

The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa will unveil the fruits of an eight-year, multi-million-dollar renovation when it opens its doors to the public Saturday and provides meeting planners and incentive travel groups with another programme option.

Parts of the downtown stone castle on McLeod Street that houses the museum have been closed for almost a decade as exhibits were updated and the building’s crumbling architecture restored at a cost of $216-million.

One of the most striking features is the new glass tower that sits atop the castle structure. Dubbed The Lantern, the structure is made up of more than 200,000 kg. of steel and glass and was built over the last two years.

Inside the museum is a mix of modern renovations and restorations of the castle’s original architectural details, including more than 70 stained glass panels that were repaired.

To read more visit CBC’s site

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