The Museums Passport is valid for general admission over 3 consecutive days starting from the day of your first visit. Available for $35, it is valid for 3 visits to museums of your choice among the 7 participating national museums presented on this website. Each accompanying child (age 17 and under) receives a minimum 30% discount on general admission (see museum details below).
This fresh-air experience awakens your senses as you discover the world of agriculture and food! Visit the animal barns and explore the captivating exhibitions. Learn about the ingenuity of Canadian plant researchers in the museum’s Canola! Seeds of Innovation exhibition, and feed your mind and imagination in Food Preservation: The Science You Eat. See renewable energy in action in the Discovery Park and explore Tractors – where you can even climb inside a farmer’s “office in the field.” Free admission for kids 2 and under.
Spread your wings and explore the world of air and space travel at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! Explore the history of aviation through one of the world’s finest collections of military and civilian aircraft. Visit the main exhibition hall and follow the story of human flight, from the early days of aviation to the Jet Age. Learn what daily life is like for an astronaut on the International Space Station in the Life in Orbit exhibition, and see one of the country’s most famous technological achievements up close in the Legacy of the Canadarm. Free admission for kids 2 and under.
Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions. Welcome to Canada’s national museum of history, exploring this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Visit the Canadian History Hall that traces Canada’s history from the dawn of human habitation to the present day. Explore Canada’s history through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it. Discover our collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, as well as success, achievement and hope. This new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding. Also, do not miss our many special exhibitions, the Canadian Children's Museum and CINÉ+. Free admission for kids 2 and under.
Canada is all about nature and no trip to Ottawa is complete without a visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature where you will discover Canada’s diverse nature under one roof. See iconic Canadian mammals shown in their natural habitats; Canada’s original collection of dinosaur fossils, including more than 30 complete skeletons; an enormous blue whale skeleton; rocks, minerals, meteorites; Canada's birds; and live insects! Explore the Arctic and how it matters to you in our new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Free admission for kids 2 and under.
Canada's rich military history is showcased through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world. Rest and reflect in Memorial Hall. Discover the Museum's fascinating architectural theme. And chat with a veteran to let history come alive. Free admission for kids 3 and under. Free admission for kids 2 and under.
The National Gallery of Canada is the proud home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art. Discover masterpieces by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, and the art of First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists in Canada. This award-winning architectural gem located at the heart of Canada’s capital, renowned for its stunning views of the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill, spacious galleries and quiet courtyards, is in itself worth the visit. Free admission for kids 11 and under.
The all-new Canada Science and Technology Museum provides a highly digital experience for the whole family – igniting visitors with a passion for science and inspiring the next generation of Canadian innovators. After undergoing an $80 million renewal of its entire building, the museum features over 7,400 m2 (80,000 sq. ft.) of redesigned exhibition space, including an 850 m2 (9,200 sq. ft.) temporary exhibition hall to accommodate travelling exhibitions from around the world. Eleven new exhibitions – including the ZOOOM – Children’s Innovation Zone, Artifact Alley and the Exploratek maker studio – as well as long-time visitor favourites, like locomotives and the Crazy Kitchen, delight visitors young and old. Free admission for kids 2 and under.