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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
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

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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A great tour of aviation history.

With a selection of aviation from the bi-plane to the Canada Arm from the Space Shuttle, this museum is a must see. It is interactive enough for children, while being informative... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With a selection of aviation from the bi-plane to the Canada Arm from the Space Shuttle, this museum is a must see. It is interactive enough for children, while being informative enough for the more mature. I attended for the special feature "Starfleet Academy". A Must for any Trekkie. This runs until September 2016.

Thank Raksha8
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our most favorite museums in Ottawa. Lots to see - airplanes of different types and from different times. We really likes to new space exhibition. There are several flight simulators. For little kids there are some crafts and also a play room (we spent there a lot of time when our son was little). We also... More 

Thank Olga K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It took us 2 hrs almost to go through the Star Trek experience .We got our Starfleet interactive bracelets (by the way this admission also includes the one to the aviation museum).We had a ball ,many interactive modules along the way ,we got beamed up,used a tricorder on a Klingon patient in sick bay ,sat in the captain's chair at... More 

Thank Gerald R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the incredible display of past aircraft that helped shape our country's air warfare. Fun activities for the kids, and ample opportunity for kids to touch and play in model simulated aircraft. Fun for the entire family.

Thank David E
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was really pleased with the interactive exhibit where I trained and answered questionnaires to be able to be placed in a training category for the Star Fleet! I am not, by any means, a 'Trekkie', however I DO get a big giggle out of the original Star Trek that was a grand total of 3 seasons long! There was... More 

Thank Kdot7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the highlights of our trips was walking through the hangar and admiring all the fabulous airplanes. The Canadian space exhibit with lots of photos and interactive components, the actual space suits used by our astronauts during their stay on the International Space Station - everything was interesting, educational, fun and memorable. We all came out with a renewed... More 

Thank Oakville_mommy
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Star Trek Experience is at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum until September 5th, 2016. This exhibit is well worth experiencing. Lots of interactive exhibits. Once an interactive exhibit is played a visitor must wait 5 minutes before returning to the same exhibit. This allows time for all to enjoy. Excellent idea! I wish all museums with interactive exhibits... More 

1 Thank Connie S
Yarmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here with a total of 4 adults and two tweens (12 years old). The kids didn't seem bored, we first went to the Star Trek exhibition. It was a bit overpriced and none of us were Star Trek fans, however it was well done and very interactive. The museum itself was fine and it wasn't that far to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smaller than all of the museums in ottawa. Not a good place to spend more than a couple hours at....

Thank Em C
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum. The Star Trek exhibition is outstanding. I recommend to visit this museum. It includes many planes as well.

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