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Science Literacy Week

Join us September 18 to 24 for Science Literacy Week! Test your science knowledge with a self-guided Science Quiz and participate in the many science demonstrations taking place throughout the week.

Demonstrations and activities:


Explore the Museum’s world-renowned collection in one of three ways:

Cockpit Interpretation Centre

Want the experience of flight but prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Here is your chance to sit at the controls of an aircraft without taking off! Friendly, knowledgeable Museum staff will assist you in boarding one of two cockpits:

  • the Tutor (CT-114)
  • the MIG-21

Cessna 150 Cockpit

Sit at the controls of a Cessna 150. Practise takeoffs and landings, and get a feel for what it’s like to fly this popular civilian airplane.

Flight Simulators

The Museum offers two flight simulators, open to the public at an additional cost. Climb aboard a replica of an F-16 cockpit and test your flight skills! Or, try the Redbird full-motion platform simulator, used to train pilots around the world.

Ejection Seat Demonstration

Monday to Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Learn how an ejection seat can save a pilot’s life.

Breathing on Mars

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.
Could humans breathe on Mars? Learn what the atmosphere on Mars is made of.

Shaping the Future in Space

Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Discover new experiments that could improve human living conditions in Space.

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