Augmented Alley

The Canada Science and Technology Museum invites you to download the free Augmented Alley app before your next visit.

Then, as you explore inside the museum, use the app to scan artifacts. You’ll discover iconic Canadian treasures and get a glimpse of how they would have worked at the time. Beautiful animations and stunning augmented reality overlays bring these artifacts to life and let you experience them in ways no museum would ever let you. See vintage footage, hear retro music, and be transported to the recent past!

Augmented Alley gives you a window into one of Canada’s most extensive historical collections and lets you relive old memories … or make new ones, sharing the novelty of a rotary phone, a record player, or a typewriter with fellow “treasure-hunters.”

Compare the real artifacts on display to detailed, true-to-life illustrations in-app and explore fun factsheets that bring to light surprising details and stories of the featured artifacts.


  • 13 unique artifact experiences to unlock
  • Exciting mix of AR experiences and interactive animations
  • 3D SLAM-based markerless object recognition
  • Fun factsheets with pop-up features and artifact details
  • True-to-life artifact renderings

The Augmented Alley app is available for download on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

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While Augmented Alley is an in-museum app, you can click here for a fun “sneak peek” that you can try at home!

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