Museums & Galleries
Find discovery, enlightenment, inspiration, knowledge … and lots of fun.
The sheer number of world-class, renowned museums and galleries in Ottawa will leave you speechless. But what you see, do, touch and learn when you visit them will really take your breath away. Find the finest collections of aircrafts, science exhibits, animal farm life, works of art, historical artifacts, dinosaur skeletons, and even a cold-war bunker. All located within a short walk or drive from downtown Ottawa, and your Albert at Bay Hotel.
Canada Aviation And Space Museum
A visit to North America's finest collection of aircrafts will have you flying high! Soar the skies in a vintage open-cockpit biplane, test your flight skills aboard an F-16 cockpit replica, or ride the Redbird full-motion flight simulator.
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Canada Science And Technology Museum
Embark on a hands-on, interactive journey through the world of science. Run on the human hamster wheel to harness your own energy and see the skies from the Helen Hogg Observatory. Not only is touching the exhibits allowed, it's highly encouraged!
Canada Agriculture And Food Museum
Country farm life in the heart of the city! Learn about beef cattle, chickens, goats and other animals; hop aboard a tally-ho wagon ride; watch the milking of the dairy cows and explore the learning centre.
National Gallery Of Canada
Dramatic architecture outside, 40,000 works of art inside. Considered one of the greatest art institutions in the world, the Gallery is home to the most comprehensive collection of Canadian art, a host of international exhibits, and Maman, the 9.25 metre (30 feet) tall bronze spider.
Canadian Museum Of History
Stunning inside and out. Perched on the banks of the Ottawa River with spectacular views, this popular museum details 20,000 years of human history. Marvel at the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles or enjoy an IMAX film.
Canadian Museum Of Nature
Don't be fooled by its castle-like heritage exterior. Inside, the museum is full of modern galleries, impressive collections, and fascinating things to see, such as the full skeleton of a blue whale and more than 30 complete dinosaur skeletons.
Like walking onto the set of a spy movie, a visit to Canada's Cold War Museum is like stepping into another time and place. A world four storeys underground, built in secrecy to house top government and military officials in the event of a nuclear attack.