The newly-designed Canada Science and Technology Museum—which reopened in late 2017—invites visitors to immerse themselves in Canadian science, technology, and innovation through 11 interactive exhibitions. Inquisitive play and experimentation are celebrated at the ZOOOM – Children’s Innovation Zone and in the Exploratek tinkering space. Revisit old favourites—like the Crazy Kitchen and the locomotives—and watch captivating science activities unfold daily on our Demo Stage.
Maker Faire Ottawa
Hidden Worlds: Virtual Exhibition
Programs & Resources
Bramah & Robinson Lighthouse
Lighthouses are beacons that guide mariners through darkness, storms, and hazardous waters. This lighthouse once marked the first landfall for mariners travelling across the Atlantic Ocean. It was part of an extensive network of aids to navigation aids that helped make marine transportation and trade safe and efficient. After standing for 50 years at Cape Race, Canadian officials decided to replace it with a new and taller tower made of concrete. Since lighthouses were expensive to build and Canada had very a long coastline to cover, these officials chose to recycle the iron lighthouse. In 1907, they disassembled and moved the structure to Money Point on Cape North, Nova Scotia, to mark the entrance to the Gulf of St Lawrence. It stood there until 1980, when the government retired it from service and offered it to the Museum.