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Our favourite fun and educational museum in Ottawa

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The city of Ottawa is known for having some of the most fantastic museums in Canada. On our most recent trip, we had the opportunity to visit several and were not disappointed. Even our kids (ages 5 & 9) had a great time.

While we visited several, one definitely stood out from the rest. Canada Science and Technology Museum.  This was my personal favourite museum as a child as well.

Museum of Science and Technlology

The great thing about the museum of Science and Technology is that they really do a great job to make it interesting for kids. As opposed to museums where you are forced to keep your voice down and look at everything from a far, the Canada Science and Technology Museum gives visitors an interactive experience they won’t soon forget.

Learning about Binary
Learning about Binary
An incredible maze that teaches how digital information packets are transferred.
An incredible maze that teaches how digital information packets are transferred.
Learning about image resolution and sending our picture through email.
Learning about image resolution and sending our picture through email.

The museum has a wonderful mix of old and new. While my kids were drawn to the digital area immediately, they were surprised to find a lot of fun in the other areas.  One of those was the trains!  Seeing all those real steam engines and being able to walk through them was very cool. We arrived at the demo time and were even allowed to go in to the caboose.

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In the caboose

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My favourite part of the museum as a child was The Crazy Kitchen. It’s an experience you can’t miss!

We easily filled our entire day at this museum learning about so much in a fun and interactive way. The kids were absolutely exhausted after but both claim this was their favourite part of our trip to Ottawa.

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We had such a wonderful time at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa and cannot wait to go back! I think this is a museum we will visit over and over again.

ADDRESS
The museum is located at 1867 St Laurent Blvd in Ottawa.

PARKING
A very reasonable $6 flat rate per day. Make sure to either bring cash or a credit card as it is a Pay & Display parking system.

ADMISSION
Adults – $12,  Kids (3-12) $8

You can get a family pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) for $30.  See here for additional admission prices such as the Canada’s Capital Museum Passport.

HOURS – 2014
From May 1st to September 1st, 2014 (Labour Day)
Open Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including all statutory holidays
Check HERE for up to date hours or hours outside those dates.

 

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Jenn Perry

The author Jenn Perry

Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That's So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens. Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.