Discover Canada’s aviation and aerospace history—from the 1909 Silver Dart to the International Space Station—at one of the world’s finest museums in its field.
See more than 130 civil and military aircraft and artifacts, such as propellers and engines. Explore the story of flight through demonstrations, guided tours and more. And don’t miss the largest surviving piece of the famous Avro Arrow aircraft, the original Canadarm used on the Endeavour space shuttle and the Lancaster Second World War bomber.
Depending on the season, you can fly over the Ottawa region in a real helicopter, vintage biplane, or Cessna (the latter flies year-round)! These flights depart from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
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The largest of its kind in Canada, the Canada Science and Technology Museum fulfills its mission through its collection, its permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions, as well as special events, school programs, and workshops.
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is living proof of the “Green Capital”. In fact, Ottawa is the only world capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada’s unique agricultural heritage is featured at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, where you can explore the sights and sounds of typical farm life.