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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Located on a former military air base just 5 kilometres from the Prime Minister’s residence in Ottawa, the Museum focuses on aviation in Canada 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 aviation museums in the world. Museum Highlights: Largest surviving piece of the famous Avro Arrow (its nose section); the original Canadarm used on the Endeavour space shuttle; Lancaster WWII bomber; Life in Orbit: The International Space Station exhibition.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

save your money. Exhibits are shown in a way to prevent good pictures. They allow too many people in at a time so everything has a huge lineup. all the props look like McDonald's toys. Very disappointed.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Star Trek experience excellent for those who like reading and taking quizzes. Timed entry so not too crowded. Museum itself had kids activities. Did the simulated flight and crash landed. Only drawback was the museums pass was not valid for Star Trek. A suggestion would...More

Thank chimomk
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Seeing all these aircrafts used from WWI to now. The section reserved for space is pretty cool too. Good for all family members.

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great experience, one must visit this place. All kinds of planes, from the evolution and stages of progress to present era. Guide was wonderful to explain the various parts of plane. I highly recommend this place to watch.

Thank 811chanders
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A visit to museum is a must if you are in Ottawa and have any interest at all in flight. What is a bit off putting is the charge for parking. You pay an entrance fee and that should be enough. Having grown up in...More

1  Thank Rick Q
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent collection of airplanes. Quite far from the downtown. My son enjoyed sitting in airplanes. Some interesting and interactive exhibits.

Thank Chocothrill
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My family has been here different times over the years but the recent Star Trek exhibit was a big draw this summer. A friend of my daughters thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Star Trek exhibit. It was a good choice to encourage more people to take...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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...More

Thank mgiardino
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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....More

1  Thank Nancy961
Reviewed 24 August 2016 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,...More

Thank Meagan W
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Swathi C
31 March 2017|
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Response from mitchd117 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no problem bringing kids of any age to the museum there are many things to do and see, the helicopter rides I believe you can book in advance but it all comes down to weather. Call the museum and they can give... More
Bruce S
28 April 2016|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry for the delayed response. The Museum is fully accessible and barrier-free. Regular and motorized wheelchairs are available at no extra cost. Designated accessible spaces are also available in the Museum parking... More
Rainbow B
13 June 2015|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for interest in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Yes, we offer activities for children, one in particular is called "Zoom to the Moon" for children ages 3 to 7, this is offered on Sunday, at 11 a.m. in... More