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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
+1 613-993-2010
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Ranked #10 of 145 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its spectacular collection, educational programming, activities, and special events. The... more » 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. « less
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California City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Its is nice place to go with kids and you get to see old planes closely. They could probably do it little more interesting , and I not exactly sure how. But value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went with two young children and had a great time. Lots of hands on experiences for the kids. They didn't want to leave and we had to tear them away after 4 hours. My 4 year old still talks of going back. Of note were the display airplanes that were open to people, even kids, story time and space to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been going there for years and although the exhibits haven't changed much, there's always something to find there. It's well organized and logically laid out. A good outing if your visiting the Ottawa area. If it's your first time there, you can see and appreciate all of it in under two hours. One of the more unique national... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very well organized museum. Kids have quite a bit of stimulation if needed, while also making it entertaining for adults. They have branched out to make partnerships with other organizations to provide value-added to our community. For instance, you can now purchase a bi-plane or helicopter ride, and last summer they brought the travelling Star Wars exhibit. My only critique... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went there without much expectations, were amazed by the exhibit. They actually delighted 3 generations, and we stayed there until it closed. A must see with children in Ottawa.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

lots of interesting displays and canadian history, some items you wont see in the bigger air museums (the flying car is one of my favourite items)

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great for any aviation enthusiast. Can be daunting when you first walk in (almost everything is just in one big hanger) follow the map they provide to make sure you see everything!

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Stittsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You will see Canada's aviation participation laid out before your vary eyes! Well worth the time to see it!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a wonderful place and I have been there many times. The planes are very well displayed and there is always something new. Also the space exhibit is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All different planes and modes of transport. Military planes and helicopters. You can even sit in a jet pilots seat.

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