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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
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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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Past,Present and Future of Canada in the Air

This museum is by far one of my all time favorites in Ottawa. It highlights the technological advancements over the years pertaining to all things flight related without the need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is by far one of my all time favorites in Ottawa. It highlights the technological advancements over the years pertaining to all things flight related without the need to glorify war. The curators of this museum captured the essence of Canadian Aviation Achievements by providing an unbiased approach to the stories behind the aircraft and the people.

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a blast at the Star Trek exhibit. My husband and son are trekkies so they were in heaven. There was lots of interactive stuff, you answered quizzes, got to try out phasers and tricorders. You got to plot the course for the ship. They let people in in smaller groups so although you have to wait in line... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful. The exhibits are larger than life. I wish we could have stayed even longer at the star trek exhibit. The gift shop was very disappointing with products of lower quality and higher price. It would have been fun, too, if they'd had some sort of star trek lounge so you could drink and eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this place while waiting for Starfleet academy exhibit to start. I am not really into airplanes history and stuff but still enjoyed viewing old planes, types of engines used and even few displays about Canada's contribution to space program. Overall it is good place to spend few hours for casual visit.

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Petawawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to check out the Star Trek adventures and was very please. Interaction and lots of stuff to check out. Merchandise was pretty low and not much to choose from

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were plenty war planes, planes from the early era and the planes from the modern ear to gaze upon. There were flight simulators for kids and young adults to try their hands on and there was nice exhibit on outer space as well which showcased Canada's prowess in the space technology. Overall a great time spent with my young... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

some of the oldest planes I've ever seen. lots to see and do kids loved it. some of the planes from both world wars are great. the Canada Arm too what more could you ask for a plane lovers graceland

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience. My wife and I went yesterday and enjoyed the experience totally. Guides were on hand to assist when help was needed. Great photo ops and certificates at the end. Certificates and transporter video all sent to you via email as mementos.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit of the Museum covered historical planes as well as space displays. It was made more special by the knowledgeable volunteers who added personal stories and the hands on display of life without gravity in the space station was also great. Lots of children and fun for all ages. Our plans to ride in a Cessna or Bi-plane were... More 

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had already visited and enjoyed this amazing museum. This time we came back for the Star Trek exhibit and had a lot of fun. Both adults and kids. Of course, the less "trekkie" among us may have thought we were spending a bit too much time on each workshop - but you do want to get your Klingon pronunciation... More 

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