Ottawa Event Calendar
March 7 - 9, 2014
Canadian Tire Centre
March 8 - 9, 2014
Ernst & Young Centre
March 15 - 16, 2014
Ernst & Young Centre
Highlights of the special exhibits happening at our national museums and gallery.
When March Break in Ottawa rolls around from the 3rd through the 16th, families can make some great travel plans and keep the kids entertained with some of the city's best holiday activities.
An historic waterway spring through fall, the Ottawa portion of the Rideau Canal freezes over in winter to become the world's largest naturally frozen skating rink.
From indoor dining and rock climbing to outdoor skiing and skating, there are so many ways to enjoy winter in Canada’s capital region.
Canada Science and Technology Museum
The Canada Science and Technology Museum transforms these topics into a mind-bending experience. Through fascinating exhibits, the world of science animates before your eyes, and the intricacies of technology come to life in an exciting fashion. The Museum has a vast collection of cars and trains — including four giant steam locomotives, one of which pulled the Royal Train during the Royal Family’s visit in 1939 — and other special artifacts that tell the story of Canada’s connection to the world of science and technology. Create your own electricity on the human hamster wheel, peek inside the inner workings of modern telecommunications, and head up to the Helen Hogg Observatory to see the skies like you never have before!
- The Museum offers a true hands-on interactive experience, fun for the entire family!
- The Locomotive Hall houses four giant steam locomotives including the 6400 that pulled the Royal Train during the 1939 royal visit - all aboard!
- Marine and land transportation displays include some of the finest vintage automobiles found anywhere.
- The Museum's Technology Park includes a lighthouse, rocket, and the Helen Hogg Observatory, home to one of the largest refractor telescopes (38cm) in the country.
- See eels make their own electricity. Run on the human hamster wheel and harness your own energy. Just one of 20 interactive experiences in the Energy: Power to Choose exhibition.
- Explore a giant digital network and learn how modern telecommunications systems work.
- Learn about the Canadian inventors and inventions that changed the world.