Highlights of the special exhibits happening at our national museums and gallery.
Share the whimsy of the holidays with these family-friendly activities this December in Ottawa.
What better way to get into the holiday spirit then to immerse yourself in Ottawa’s vast array of family-friendly events this December.
If you need a little help getting into the holiday spirit, take a quick shopping getaway to Ottawa! In early December, the Christmas Lights Across Canada bathe the Capital’s national sites and landmarks including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal in dazzling colour.
From indoor dining and rock climbing to outdoor skiing and skating, there are so many ways to enjoy winter in Canada’s capital region.
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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.