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“Impressive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
+1 613-993-2010
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Ranked #10 of 139 attractions in Ottawa
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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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 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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“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Went to this Museum to see the Star Wars special exhibit which in and of itself was amazingly fun, even for adults. Great lay out and wonderful information.

Visited July 2013
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nyc
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“Excellent Displays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Beautifully preserved planes and helicopters, including the earliest planes flown in Canada, as well as commercial, military and other aircraft. Displays were arranged well and appealing to adults and children. Tasty sandwiches in the cafeteria that were reasonably priced. A somewhat overrated but fun special Star Wars exhibit with costumes and props from some of the movies that includes interactive participation as you create a character and answer questions to shape the character's identity.

Visited August 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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“See and Learn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

It is interesting to see the history of Canadian aviation right before your eyes and learn about our contributions to the world of flight. A good way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Visited August 2013
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Kemptville, Canada
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“Star Wars Identities - Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Well worth the $$$ to get in - it took almost 2 hours to participate in all the elements of "Identity development" with a 7 year old. It would have been longer if one watched all of the videos through to completion. All were very well done! They email you the personal profile developed thru the 10 input stations. Great !

Visited August 2013
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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“Star Wars / Aviation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our kids described the Star Wars exhibit at the Space and Aviation Museum as 'cool'. At nearly $100 for the 4 of us it better be! It was interactive, smoothly operated and interesting. I still struggle a bit with the price, but, it all leads you to see the 'real' Darth Vader costume worn by David Prowse in the original Star Wars which is quite amazing. The series of pictures (sketches of characters) that show their evolution to what they eventually became are pretty cool. Luke as a girl... Yoda looking like a yard gnome... pretty interesting.
The Aviation Museum is great in its own right. Our kids particularly enjoyed the interactive parts - climbing in the cockpits of various planes and going into a 'Mars' chamber to look for a Martian. I love looking at all of the planes - they are amazing and you can get really close to them. I think it would be wise to get into a guided tour - I think they run for 'free' from time to time throughout the day. At least 1/2 a day for the museum and more if you are going to see Star Wars, too.

Visited August 2013
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