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Museums / Galleries

2100 Cabot St.
Ottawa, ON, K1H 6K1
(613) 247-4830
Fees: None
Picturesque historic site in the heart of the city that sits on over 8 acres of green lawns and woodlands. Visit and tour one of the oldest homes in Ottawa. ... more »
1 Rideau Canal Ln.
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P6
(613) 234-4570
Fees: None
Housed in Ottawa's oldest building, the museum traces the history of Ottawa's early years, from the construction of the Rideau Canal and the rough and tumble ... more »
Prince of Wales Dr. (South of traffic circle; North of Baseline)
Ottawa, ON, K1G 5A3
(613) 991-3044; 1-866-442-4416
Fees: None
Discover Canada's unique agricultural heritage at the Canada Agriculture Museum where you can explore the sights, sounds and smells of an accessible ... more »
11 Aviation Pkwy., Rockcliffe Airport
Ottawa, ON, K1G 5A3
(613) 993-2010; 1-800-463-2038
Fees: None
Hours: Summer: 9-5 daily, Labour Day to May: 10-5, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open public holidays. Story of aviation told through the 130 aircraft in ... more »
1867 St. Laurent Blvd., at Lancaster Rd.
Ottawa, ON, K1G 5A3
(613) 991-3044
Fees: None
Very popular attraction for kids, families and school groups. Science discoveries and technological advances are shown in a hands-on way. Special attraction: ... more »
100 Laurier Ave.
Gatineau, QC, J9X 4H2
1-800-555-5621 (Toll Free)
Fees: None
Hands-on games, exhibitions and special events and programs to help families and children under 14 discover the world and its cultures, traditions, games and ... more »
100 Laurier Ave., Station B
PO Box 3100
Gatineau, QC, J8X 4H2
248-197-7670 x00
1-800-555-5621 (Toll Free)
TTY: 819-776-7003
Fees: None
Discover the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canada's largest and most visited cultural institution. Stunning special exhibitions, and programming reveal the ... more »
240 McLeod at Metcalfe
Ottawa, ON, K2P 2R1
(613) 566-4700
Fees: None
The Nature for Tiny Tots program (ages 3-5) offers activities for parents and kids (Sept.-April). Busy Beavers Program (ages 3-5) for preschool groups or home ... more »
1 Vimy Pl.
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0M8
1-800-555-5621; (819) 776-8600 TDD: (819) 776-7003
Fees: Yes
Exhibits and information on Canada's military history, including role of women. Special exhibits offered on a regular basis. Free admission for veterans and ... more »
2 Daly Ave.
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2
613-233-8699 x243
613-233-8699 x228 (Toll Free)
Ages served: Children and Families
Fees: None
Every Sunday between 1 pm and 3 pm at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Free hands-on art-making activities for children and adults! more »
2940 Old Montreal Rd.
Cumberland, ON, K4C 1E6
(613) 833-3059
Fees: Yes
Open May - October Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Also open in December for Christmas programming. Check the website or call for information about ... more »
Bank of Canada Building, 245 Sparks St.
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9
(613) 782-8914
Fees: None
Complete collection of Canadian notes and coins on display. World history brought to life in the displays of money from the Old World and the New. Special ... more »
3911 Carp Rd.
Carp, ON, K0A 1L0
(613) 839-0007
Fees: None
Canada's Cold War Museum. Guided tours available of 100,000 sq. ft. underground bomb shelter built to house the government of Canada in the event of a nuclear ... more »
2064 Huntley Rd.
Stittsville, ON, K2S 1A7
(613) 831-2393
Fees: None
Open Year Round: Tues. - Fri., 12:30 -3:30 pm. Between May and October, the museum is also open Sundays 1-4 pm. more »
335 Laurier Ave., E
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6R4
Ages served: Children 12+, Youth, Other
Fees: Yes
Home of two Canadian prime ministers: Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King; House contains an authentic collection of artifacts and memorabilia ... more »
380 Sussex Dr. PO Box 427, Stn A
Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N4
(613) 990-1985, 1-800-319-2787
Fees: None
Permanent collection admission: Adults $6, Seniors/Students $5, Youths (12-19yrs) $3, Families (2 adults, 3 youths) $12. Free for children under age 12 and ... more »
16 Rowley Ave.
Nepean, ON, K2G 1L9
(613) 723-7936
Fees: None
Kids discovery centre - an entire section for kids, devoted to role playing and activity. Various historical displays about Nepean. Tours, evening programs, ... more »
7814 Lawrence St.
Vernon, ON, K0A 3J0
(613) 821-4062
Fees: None
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 9 am - 5 pm, a local history museum and archive with a collection depicting the social, industrial and agricultural history of the ... more »
2 Daly
Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G5
612-233-8699 x228
Ages served: Children and Families, Children 0-3, Children 6-12, Children 12+, Youth
Fees: None
We offer free drop-in art making for everyone aged 2 to 102 on Sundays from (September to May), workshops, gallery tours and hands-on activity for groups ... more »
1 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6
613-992-4793 x6139960896
1-866-599-4999 (Toll Free)
Ages served: Children and Families
Fees: None
For general information regarding Parliament of Canada call phone number listed below or Call Tour Reservations regarding tour dates/time.Tours are subject to ... more »
270 Pinhey's Point Rd.
Dunrobin, ON, K0A 1T0
Ages served: Children and Families, Children 0-3, Children 6-12, Children 12+, Other
Fees: None
Experience this 88-acre expanse of beautiful greenspace on the Ottawa River! Museum open from May 13 to September 2. The hours are; Wed.- Sun. 11 am - 5 pm. Grounds always open. Admission by donation. more »
1 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A1
1-866-842-4422; Reservation: 991-4422
Fees: None
Children's activities; annual Teddy Bears' Picnic; tours of the grounds and public rooms of the residence; Garden Party; Relief of the Sentries; outdoor ... more »
320 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G8
(613) 993-8990
TTY: (613) 949-7731
Fees: None
New interactive coin museum. Boutique open 9-5/7days a week- no cost. New interactive coin museum. Guided tours can be booked - admission fee; family rate available. Call ahead to reserve. more »
5525 Dickinson, St., P.O. Box 145
Manotick, ON, K4M 1A2
(613) 692-MILL (6455)
Fees: None
Nestled on the bank of the Rideau River, this Historic working Grist Mill is a wonderful example of our industrial heritage. Tours and rental available, ... more »
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