The Canadian Museum of Space and Aviation is a great way for children to learn about aviation while having tons of fun!
- The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum displays a collection of approximately 130 military and civilian aircrafts from around the world and covers the entire history of aviation from the beginning of time to today.
- You can also see what it’s like to live in space thanks to the exhibition Life in Orbit: The International Space Station where children will learn how astronauts live, play, eat and take showers in space.
- The Rockliffe Airport is located at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum so you might be able to see a few planes take off or land during your visit.
- Many aviation-themes activities are awaiting your children in the Hang Glider Studio
- Once you’re done learning about all the planes, you can hop into the full-motion flight simulator that is used to train pilots (the Redbird is at an extra cost and is recommended for children 12 and up)
- During spring and summer months, you can even take a real-life flight around the capital (extra $) either in a vintage biplane or a helicopter!
The opening hours are:
- May 11th to September 1st: everyday from 9am to 5pm
- September 2nd to May 10th: everyday from 10am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays and December 25th
Admission fees are:
- Adults: 13$
- Children (between the ages of 3 and 12): 8$
- Children 2 and under: free
- Students (13 and above): 10$
- Seniors (60 and above): 10$
- Families (2 adults & 2 children): 30$
Good to know: the admission to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum is FREE everyday between 4 and 5pm.
For more information on the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, the official website.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5
Phone: 613-991-3044 or 1-866-4416