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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-993-2010
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Ranked #12 of 250 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Science museums, Museums
Owner description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its...
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Type: Specialty museums, Science museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its spectacular collection, educational programming, activities, and special events. The Museum focuses on aviation in Canada, but within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day. As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the Museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight.The Collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest in the world.Care and development of this collection remains one of the Museum’s main purposes. The Museum practises conservation and restoration techniques to keep the collection in a condition equal to the highest standards.
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Alberta Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Anyone remotely interested in aviation needs to see this place. It is very large with over 200 planes in the collection. Aside from the main building, they also offer tours of the storage hangar. The guides are very friendly and informative. During our visit, there were a lot of very small children visiting with school groups, but for a more... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful location, accessible from bike path, attractive presentation of old and new planes of all kind. Kids can climb and touch, well worth the visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our Aviation and Space museum is one that can be enjoyed time and again. we have visited often and enjoy the fact that I, as a retired member of the forces, do not pay the entrance fee. Nevertheless the fee is well worth it for families as there are always displays and for this recent event we watched a unique... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very interesting collection of Canadian aircraft from the first powered aircraft the SILVER DART to the DEHAViILLAND DASH 7 built in Toronto. You have the opportunity to sit in a Lancaster WW 2 aircraft and a school program for the children to learn about our place in space. The museum offers a sleep over program under the planes which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a good visit to the museum where they have a large variety of planes. We spent a several hours with our teenage son. The museum also has lots of activities for families with younger children.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can see many planes all at once from every generation. They are in great shape. Since it's a large hanger, you can go through the exhibit quickly and just look at the planes or you can spend all day reading about each plane. Fun for the whole family.

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visit here frequently with the kids (ages 2 and 4) as we have a family membership. There's plenty to keep them busy and there are many interesting plane and space-related exhibits that will be of interest to adults. Look out for the difficult to play space kitchen game, which is popular with kids, as are the open cockpits that... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well located, easy access, this museum in very interesting with many planes to look at. It is also possible to visit a second building were they are restoring old airplanes or airplanes that are too large for the main building.

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Ottawa, Canada
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our grandsons (10,6) for a second time. They love it and it was them who chose it for our family day outing. They were screaming with excitement when we said 'yes'. The museum has a tremendous aviation display of aircraft from earliest to modern times. There are several cockpits you can climb into and three flight simulator game... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Janice did a great job with the 9 children involved in the party, providing a tour of the airplane section, constantly talking to the children while handling the "misadventures" that go with 9 kids, including the dressing of the kids in airplane uniforms and hats. The ice cream birthday cake decoration was also very well done. The many airplanes on... More 

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