When to visit museums in Ottawa for free

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Museums are always a great place to visit with children, however, it can become quite expensive to visit a museum . Here is a list of when to visit museums in Ottawa for FREE!

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When to visit museums in Ottawa for free
  • Children’s Museum: every Thursday from 4 to 8pm, Canada Day (July 1st) and Remembrance Day (November 11th)
  • Canadian War Museum:  every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m, Canada Day (July 1st), Remembrance Day (November 11th)
  • National Gallery of Canada: every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m, Canada Day (July 1st), and at all times for children under the age of 12.

7 thoughts on “When to visit museums in Ottawa for free”

  1. We went to the aviation and then the nature one last time we were there, both free and both in a Thursday evening. We learned a lot and really enjoyed both!

  2. We went last week on Thursday to aviation museum and Kids museum, the kids had lots of fun. We even checked quickly the medevial and Franklin rooms expositions. For both first places the entrances were free and know they enjoyed it. By the time we checked quickly the expositions rooms, kids didn’t have much interest and were tired. For my three year old toddler running around one hour was enough to take a look at the aviation museum. For my two older kids 6 & 9 they wanted to know a little more and we rushed on some parts but we plan on coming back on another time. In the past we have gone twice to nature museum and the kids loved it there. My boy enjoyed above all the room with the dinosaurs replicates. So for small kids the kids museum and nature museum will be something to recommend.

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