Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa

4.5
#4 of 25 in Museums in Ottawa
Reach the final frontier at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and learn about mankind’s adventures in the sky. Wander around giant hangars and observe an extensive collection of civilian and military aircraft displaying the history of Canadian aviation. Find out what it feels like to sit in the cockpit of a plane, or even in the ejector seat, and inspect artifacts relating to the International Space Station. You can even take a trip in a biplane over Ottawa. Be sure to check the museum's website before visiting, as special events take place throughout the year. See Canada Aviation and Space Museum and all Ottawa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ottawa trip maker tool .
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  • A great visit. Really enjoyed the space exhibit and would recommend a visit as there is something for everyone.  more »
  • Attended with my partner and we had a great time looking at all of the planes. We spent an extra $7 to go on the reserve tour and it was well worth it. Lots of history here. There were also helpful vo...  more »
  • I went there with a friend of mine, the building looks very impressive, it simply did not interest me to see these tools of destruction used during our world wars, I realize this may be very important...  more »
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  • This museum was a 4.5 star which gets rounded up to 5. Some of the areas were closed because of lack of volunteers which was unfortunate. Some interactive stuff for kids to handle which is nice and they loved. Would have loved to see the inside of a fuselage and be able to sit in it as a group and really get the feeling of being in an aircraft. Lots to do in such a small area. The space shuttle exhibit was very well done and I'd go back just for that (without the kids). Well laid out and a good use of space.
  • Really great experience! Great for kids and adults alike. Massive spaces and plenty of interesting attractions( too many to count). Plenty of details about the evolution of plains, and how Canada has contributed to their evolution. Wheelchair access, gift shop, a cafe. The space section is equally interesting with videos and pictures of different launches, experiments done, and Canada's contributions.
  • Great place to visit. Excellent for kids as well. Especially enjoyed reading about the Canadian space agency and watching videos from missions and looking at examples of food, sleeping arrangements and daily life. Spectacular collection of planes to impress all levels of interests. The cafe did not have much in the way of food available, only vending machines and drinks so don't bank on eating lunch here.
  • Very boring. This is not an interactive place. Bunch of old planes on display, a few simulators that you have to pay extra for, and a couple of cockpits from old jets. Space exhibits are a few photographs on a wall. Only reason I gave two stars instead of one is because it was somewhat interesting for the kids for a half hour. Spent 6 dollars on parking and 42 on family pass, would not do this again.
  • I came here on my first trip to Ottawa, and I was more than pleased. I've never really been one for aircraft, however I've always wanted to fly a plane, research military aircraft, so on. This place offers each one of those. Well, maybe not the flying part, but they got quite a sweet simulation of a jet! The planes are just delightful to look at. It's hard to tell if any of them are fake since they're all just so, cool! Lot's of activities all around, just a great place to go when on a trip to Ottawa.
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