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Facilitating the Inspiration of Future Generations

Canadian Museum of Nature

Size: 45,000 m²
Location: Ottawa, Ontario & Gatineau, Quebec


ACML operates two unique properties for the Canadian Museum of Nature, each with a complex set of mission-critical operating parameters. In Ottawa, the public face of the museum is a heritage building that recently underwent a massive renovation to become a state-of-the-art facility designed to support multiple environments – including an in-house iceberg and a butterfly sanctuary. In Gatineau, the facility supports exhibit intake, preparation and archives for their collections, including sophisticated laboratory, workshop and refrigeration environments. Both sites have complex building systems and guarded refrigeration plants overseen by ACML’s Chief Operating Engineer.


  • 24/7/365  site coverage
  • Building operations and maintenance
  • Vendor management and procurement
  • Occupant requests


In a museum environment ACML sees our responsibility as creating a lasting legacy for both our client and the proceeding generations’ enjoyment of the facilities by enabling their vision: “Saving the World with Evidence, Knowledge and Innovation”. As a result, ACML equates our responsibility to operate and maintain the complex environments required by the museum to the approaches that we apply inside our mission critical facilities.


ACML’s team is constantly seeking opportunities to support the museum and its patrons differently, founded upon our innovative service delivery model. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate the success of our client, by providing services that are comprehensive, risk-averse and cost-conscious.