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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-993-2010
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its...
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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aviation museum

another must see. wonderful space ..all aviation buffs will enjoy the experience.. liked..nothing to dislike...lots of easy par

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

another must see. wonderful space ..all aviation buffs will enjoy the experience.. liked..nothing to dislike...lots of easy par

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The museum has well-equiped medium size auditorium and adjoining break out rooms and it is also possible to arrange events right amidst the exhibits. Really cool for techno buffs and really neat atmosphere for the others.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Did not know there was so many different planes. This place is huge!! The museum contains some interesting artifacts of aviation history. Lots to read and the volunteers have great knowledge of history. They Love to explain and inform us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is the second time I have been to this museum - the first being about three years ago. Each time visited, I have learned something new. The admission is reasonably priced and there is plenty to see - you'll probably need at least three hours to take in everything. This is a wonderful way to spend time learning about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The museum offers two kinds of exhibits. The main ones are housed in the museum itself and the rest are in a hanger just beside the main museum. Although you have to cough-out an extra 7$ to visit the hanger(guided tours included). On the whole, the museum contains some interesting artifacts of aviation history, but its not very well laid... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A different larger than life kind of museum. A very up close look and feel of how history played out from an aviation stand point. Reasonably priced admission for an afternoon well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is always an exciting place to visit - things don't stay static. I once even attended a corporate function there with a full course meal and entertainment all surrounded by planes and spacecraft - fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

if you like planes and aviation its the place to go. Lots of rare planes you can get up close to and all laid out nicely. Lots of fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great selection of his historical planes and equipment. Great way to spend a couple hours at fair price.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

In this museum YES. Though not in the way you might think at first. Rather it is in the design of the museum itself and its topics, war during several eras. While the various permanent exhibits seem to have the had the architect design the various halls strictly for them, he also had the emotions of the audience in mind:... More 

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