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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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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has been undergoing changes over the last 5 plus years. My first visit in a decade and I was very pleasantly surprised at how it's improved. This is a must see for anyone interested in aviation or history. The aircraft examples are amazing...More

Thank dacsafety54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a sterile hanger full of planes.. it is not. Instead it is a stunning collection of historic and modern aircraft including a large space exhibit. There is so much to see and learn and your kids will love this place. There are...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this museum on Victoria Day. Buying tickets was easy and quick then we were amongst the planes. The aviation part of the museum is much bigger than the space part, although I found the space part much more interesting. Unfortunately...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just spent an afternoon visiting this museum which was very well attended by families and individuals, The exhibits are very well placed and assembled in specific zones that cover various segments of Canadian aviation history. Many of the planes, that had...More

Thank traaveller36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a gem for the aviation aficionado. However I recommend that you go with adults only to be able to fully enjoym

Thank cccantwell400
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is clean and there were amazing and historical planes, motors, jets etc. Airplane rides are available for an extra fee. There were guided tours available and some movie/interactive displays as well. However the day we were there, we had to struggle to keep out...More

Thank laladaisy2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our aviation history is fascinating, and the aviation museum does a great job of displaying it. We could easily have spent 4 hours, but we will be sure to go back another time!

Thank Terry J
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Had to get a taxi cost $40 due to road diversions, it was a lot smaller than expected and the space part was very tiny but all in all it was ok.

Thank Richofisca
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It a small museum but have a lot of different plane great place to vist. Have lots of different pieces of different area.

Thank Nicolas M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great few hours here. Lots to see and do, but geared up more for little kids! Still fun though!

Thank West1107
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Swathi C
Planning a visit to Ottawa in April 2nd week with 4 yrs old kid. Are there any special problems for kids? Do we have book in advance for helicopter rides?
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
Rainbow B
Hello, I'm having my 7 year old niece over for the weekend. Would this be some thing for kid's or are there things for kids? I'm not far at all and we went to the river and she loved the planes landing. Maybe the is some thing special going on. Any info would be much appreciated, costs "regular", things to do.......so um ya so for tomorrow and or Sunday. Thanks :)
13 June 2015|
Response from CAgM_website | 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