The Canadian Museum of Civilization has roughly 25,000 square metres (270,000 sq. ft.) of display space, spread over four floors in its Museum Building (formerly the Glacier Wing). The galleries house a mix of permanent and changing exhibits. Also in this wing is an IMAX ® theatre.
The galleries on Level 1 of the Museum Building present exhibitions relating principally to Canada’s First Peoples: their histories, cultural identities, artistic expressions, and their traditional and contemporary ways of life.
On Level 2 of the Museum Building are three galleries devoted to changing exhibitions. Some of these exhibitions are designed by the CMC; others are produced by Canadian as well as international institutions. The Canadian Children’s Museum and IMAX theatre are also found on this level.
On Level 3 of the Museum Building, the Canada Hall recreates sights and sounds from the country’s past, beginning with the arrival of Norse explorers. Reconstructed buildings and other historical settings are among the exhibits evoking a sense of different periods and different regions of the country.
On Level 4, of the Museum Building, in the Canadian Personalities Hall, meet some of the men and women who built Canada, led it in peace and war, created its institutions, fought for a cause and inspired us all.
View the descriptions of our Travelling Exhibitions