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. On weekends, only the rightmost power-assisted doors will be unlocked. If this door is locked, you can get in through the Physics Building adjacent to the Geology Building. If you still can't get in, please call 306-966-5555 and they will come and let you in.

Hours

Monday to Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 10pm
Holidays Closed
December 25 to January 2 Closed

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.
  • We are drop-in and you do not need to book a visit.
  • Visits are self-guided unless you are coming through our May and June field trip program.
  • We also have some resources to help you make the most of your visit.
  • USask mask recommendations.

Location

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

Getting Here

If you are coming here by car, 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.

If you are coming by school bus, the drop-off and pick-up location is at the Collaborative Sciences Research Building at 112 Science Place. Because the Biology building is currently under construction, you will need to follow the detour signs and walk around the west side of the building to get to the museum.  Here are some photos of the route.

You can also take Saskatoon Transit and you may wish to use the free Transit Class Trip Program.

Biking and walking are also great options!

Guidelines

  • To help the animals feel safe and secure in their homes, please do not tap on the glass aquariums and enclosures and do not play in the ponds.
  • You are welcome and encouraged to take photos of your visit, but do not use flash as it can scare the animals.
  • The museum is located near working classrooms, labs, offices and study spaces, we have many artifacts that are fragile and valuable, and loud noises can scare the animals. Please do not run or use loud voices.
  • 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.

Art Galleries

The 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.

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.