On November 17, 2017, the Canada Science and Technology Museum marked a pivotal moment in its history. The museum reopened its doors to the public, starting a fresh chapter following a three-year closure and an $80.5-million renewal of its entire building, which originally opened in 1967.
The new museum features more than 7,400 m² (80,000 sq. ft.) of completely redesigned space, including a temporary exhibition hall to accommodate travelling exhibitions from around the world. Combining everything visitors liked about the previous incarnation—locomotives and the Crazy Kitchen—with more artifacts and interactives that will surely become new favourites, the museum tells Canada’s innovation story in an immersive, educational, and fun way.
Visitors are invited to discover, play, and experience how people—through curiosity, observation, and creativity—have made Canada and continue to shape its future. When visitors walk through the museum’s 11 exhibitions, visit the demonstration stage, or tinker in Exploratek, they will become a part of Canada’s story of science, technology, and innovation.
We are a sister museum to the following museums:
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum focuses on aviation in Canada, but within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day.
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.