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“High quality museum”

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #11 of 256 things to do in Ottawa
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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.
London, Canada
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“High quality museum”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Clean, well displayed, high quality. A close up view of the history of Canadian Aircraft. Great for all ages.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Spectacular sights for all the family”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

If you love planes, trains and automobiles as we do, this must be on your list of places to see. Beautifully presented aircraft in an open and visually appealing environment make for an interesting and educational day out for all the family. Try the flight simulator too, they have a 5m and 30m version. Paying for parking was the only negative. Its up there with the National Railway Museum in York, England for historical exhibits that take your breath away.

Visited December 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Now twice the space and twice the fun”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

The real deal - some very historic aircraft, and now aerospace equipment, and interactive sites for the kids

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A six-year old in heaven on a rainy afternoon”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

My grandson loves this museum. The planes are well laid out with plenty of room to walk (or run) around them. Some places there are cockpits set up with stairs so children can climb in and fly them. We were there on Remembrance day so there was a wonderful full band and many old airmen, which provided lots to talk about. There were some special events for kids but we were on the way out. The canteen is very good, as is the shop.

Visited October 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Wandering among the clouds”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The CASM is a delightful place to lose yourself in the mystery, lore and wonder of our history of flight. This museum is spacious and the visitor is greeted by an inverted Snowbird jet suspended in the lobby. The floor is sectioned into areas of specific history, e.g, early pioneers, World Wars 1 and 2, bush flying, commercial flight, modern jets and space exploration to name a few. Beautiful displays and explanatory panels guide the visitor through the exhibits' history and provenance.

There are many hands-on exhibits on the floor including a real Cessna 150 trainer, jet cockpits and space suit glove manipulation simulator. Attractions are suitable to all ages from 2 to 102.

Guided tours are available and geared to several audience levels from elementary school students on up. Very worthwhile to visit - plan for at least 2-3 hours of fascinating immersion in Canada's aviation and space history.

Visited November 2013
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