The inherent worth of nature
A relationship to the natural world is beneficial to society, boosting mental acuity and creativity, promoting health and wellness and the building of more sustainable communities. Humans are part of the natural world and cannot exist in its absence.
A place for learning and inspiration
Museums are a place for learning, both formally and informally, at every stage of life and ability. We work to facilitate this throughout the institution’s exhibitions and activities, inside the museum to serve as an incubator for scientists, and outside the museum to create a more scientifically informed community.
We inherit the Earth from previous generations and have an obligation to pass it on in improved condition to future generations.
An inclusive workforce
A more diverse and inclusive work environment fosters productivity and enhances our ability to attract, hire and retain the best talent while ensuring CMNH responds to workforce changes and dynamic market conditions. In all of our actions, we aim to foster a workforce that reflects our community.
Our activities are embedded in an understanding of the needs of our communities; we start with the people and work back to the museum.
We use continuous quality improvement methods to improve efficiency in how we work, while maintaining our high professional and scientific standards.
We are honest and responsible for our actions and how they affect the environment, we share important, scientific information with the general public in a way that they can understand, and we practice stewardship of the natural world.