We are open again! In line with USask guidelines, masks are required for all public spaces on campus including the museum, and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is also required and you may be asked to show it when you visit.

Construction is currently underway at the Collaborative Science Research Building at 112 Science Place, so there is no access through Biology. The easiest access is through the main doors off the Bowl.

Hours

Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 11pm
Sunday 8am - 11pm
Holidays Closed

The Museum of Natural Sciences is closed from December 24 to January 1. Please note that in the evenings and early mornings, our fish and other animals need to rest and the aquariums and enclosures may not be lit. 

Admission

Admission to the Museum of Natural Sciences is FREE.

Location

114 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5E2

The Museum of Natural Sciences is proudly situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

If you are driving, there are many places to park. An easy option is parking at Place Riel just off Wiggins road, and then walking through Place Riel to the Geological Sciences building. You can also take the bus.

Contact Us

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306-966-5729

 museum.naturalsciences@usask.ca

Guidelines

  • Please help the animals feel safe and secure in their homes by not tapping on the glass aquariums and enclosures, and not playing in the ponds.
  • You are welcome and encouraged to take photos of your visit, but please do not use flash as it can scare the animals.
  • Please use walking feet and inside voices. The museum is located near working classrooms, labs, offices and study spaces, and we have many artifacts that are fragile and valuable.
  • Children must be supervised, and parents, caregivers and chaperones must stay with children at all times.

More at U of S

Museum of Antiquities

The Museum of Antiquities hosts a collection of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern sculpture in full-scale replica. The Museum features the Charioteer of Delphi, the Venus de Milo, and panels from the frieze of the Parthenon, as well as other famous and intriguing works. The collection also includes original pottery, glass and Roman coinage.

Kenderdine and College Art Galleries

The Kenderdine and College Art Galleries are the home of the Permanent Art Collection of the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, the gallery organizes and brings in exhibitions which are local, national or international in scope.

Snelgrove Gallery

The Gordon Snelgrove Gallery is teaching facility and a public gallery that is managed through the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Saskatchewan. It provides a venue for new work by artists and curators both within the department and the wider community.

Diefenbaker Canada Centre

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre offers a distinctively Canadian cultural experience. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by Mr. Diefenbaker to the University of Saskatchewan, the Centre proudly hosts exhibits that interpret the Canadian experience, with a particular emphasis on the culture and heritage of the nation’s many peoples. The Centre also provides educational programming, gallery tours, and campus tours for students. To talk with someone about booking a program or tour, call 306-966-8384 or email dief.centre@usask.ca.

Observatory

The Observatory at the University of Saskatchewan is available for use by both university students and visitors to the campus. The telescopes and other scientific equipment are used by university students during the laboratory component of their courses. University personnel regularly offer tours of the observatory to elementary and high school classes, youth groups and other community associations. The Observatory is staffed year-round on Saturday nights so that visitors may view celestial objects through the telescope.

Campus Tours

Are you interested in learning more about the University of Saskatchewan? Campus tours are conducted by current students who can tell you what life as a student is like here.

Even More

For more to do on campus, check out some other University of Saskatchewan attractions and popular destinations.