The museum’s hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 1 to September 8 Open daily
September 9 to 13 Closed for annual maintenance
September 14 to April 30 Closed Mondays*

Please note: The museum will be closed for annual maintenance from September 9-13, 2019.

* We close on Mondays, to work on our behind-the-scenes magic!

  • The museum is open on statutory holidays except December 25.

Canada has a rich history of scientific and technological achievements, so we have a lot to show you! Please allow between two and four hours for a reasonably complete tour of the museum – there’s so much to see and do.

The Scientique Boutique is open during regular museum hours.

Adult $17
Senior (age 60+) / Student* $13
Youth (ages 3-17) $11
Children (age 2 and under) Free
Family (2 adults and up to 4 youth) $43
Members Free

Fees do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

*Students must show valid student identification.

Admission is free daily between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Complimentary admission:
Ingenium offers free admission to all active Canadian military personnel, Canadian military veterans, and Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. When available, presentation of an Identification or Status Card is requested.   

* Free admission does not apply to special exhibitions and events.

Group Fees (minimum 15 people)

  Fee (per person)
Adult $14
Senior (age 60+) / Student* $11
Youth  (ages 3-17) $9
Children (age 2 and under) Free
Bus driver / tour escort (max 2 per group) Free

Fees do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

*Students must show valid student identification.

Admission is free daily between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

External day camps

Are you a camp coordinator looking for a fun fieldtrip for your campers? Check out our fun and affordable workshops here!

Tourism professionals

For preferential group rates, send an email to:


1867 St Laurent Blvd

 By car

From the Queensway (Highway 417):

  1. Exit at St Laurent Blvd (south).
  2. Drive 2.6 kilometres south, to Lancaster Road.
  3. Turn left on Lancaster Road.

The museum offers paid, on-site parking. However, due to a high volume of visitors – especially during weekends and holidays – you are encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation.

 By public transit

To reach the museum by bus, use the OC Transpo travel planner. You can also call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390.


On-site parking lots

The museum offers paid, on-site parking. Parking revenue helps the museum deliver more educational programming every year.

Parking lot options:

  • Parking lot in front of museum
  • Parking lot on the North side of the museum
  • Parking lot on Gladwin Crescent (next to lighthouse) 
  • Parking lot behind museum (limited number of spaces due to temporary construction) 

Due to a high volume of visitors – especially during weekends and on holidays – we encourage visitors to use alternate modes of transportation.


For tour and school buses, there is a passenger drop-off area at the front entrance.
For the time being, the Museum parking lots cannot accommodate buses.

Parking Map

On-site parking fees

  • $3 per hour
  • $8 daily maximum*

$4 evening flat rate after 5 p.m.

Gladwin Street parking fees

  • $6 flat rate

*Daily maximum parking ticket is valid at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Same day only.

On-site payment methods

Make payment at one of the easy-to-use pay stations using coins, Visa, Mastercard, or Amex.

On-site parking – Pay by phone!

Download the Park Indigo app or the PayByPhone app on your phone before your museum visit and skip the lines at the pay stations.

1) Download the app on IOS or Android.
2) When you arrive at the museum, find a parking spot.
3) Using the app, select the museum as your location or enter the code number located on the pay stations if you are using PayByPhone.
4) Select the desired amount of time.
5) Pay by phone and enjoy your museum visit!

Please pay for parking on-site. Paying in advance does NOT GUARANTEE a parking place.

Site Plan

The Visitor Map provides an overview of the Museum’s main exhibitions, activity areas, and highlights that should not be missed.

Site Plan PDF


While engaging, educational exhibitions are the main attraction, visitors to the Canada Science and Technology Museum will also enjoy the modern, spacious feel of this 80,000 sq. ft. space.

All museum exhibitions and indoor programs are completely accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Courtesy wheelchairs are available at the Admission desk.

Washrooms – all equipped with diaper-changing facilities – are available throughout the museum (see the museum floor plan for specific locations).

Enhance your experience

Enjoy a snack or light meal in the café, and don’t forget to pick up a souvenir in the Scientique Boutique.

Rent the museum’s facilities

Many of the museum’s stunning spaces are available to rent for private functions. Whether it’s a professional event – such as a conference, team-building activity, or training session – or a personal celebration, the Canada Science and Technology Museum is an ideal venue. It’s easy and convenient – sit back and let the museum’s event planning services, catering, and audio-visual support make your next event an occasion to remember.


The Canada Science and Technology Museum is committed to providing an accessible environment to visitors of all ages and abilities.

Getting to the museum


Visitor drop off and pick up is allowed at the main entrance to the museum.

The museum offers paid parking. Please note that the ticketing system uses your vehicle’s licence plate number; be sure to note it before leaving your car to pay. You do not need to return to your vehicle after making payment; your vehicle plates are tracked.

There are several designated parking spots for expectant mothers near the museum’s main entrance.

Public transportation

To reach the Canada Science and Technology Museum by bus, use the OC Transpo travel planner. You can also call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390.


The main entrance and group entrance are accessible to people using wheeled devices.

In the museum

Getting around

Wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign out a wheelchair, please visit our admissions desk.

The Canada Science and Technology Museum features level flooring throughout, with the exception of the Steam: A World in Motion exhibition and the Sound by Design exhibition, which are accessible via a ramp.

In the From Earth to Us exhibition, a public viewing area is accessible via an elevator.

Seating is available in all areas of the museum. Each seating area includes seats with arm and back supports.

Auditorium and Demo Stage

Both the Auditorium and the Demo Stage feature seating for visitors using wheelchairs, as well as seats with arm and back supports.

Visitors with hearing impairments can borrow neck loops at the admission desk.

Support persons

The Canada Science and Technology Museum offers free admission to one support person accompanying a person with disabilities.

Service animals

Service animals, such as guide dogs and hearing dogs, are welcome in the Canada Science and Technology Museum.


Washrooms are located: in the main entrance of the museum; across from the cafeteria; and at the back of the museum (through the From Earth to Us exhibition).

In addition, there is a separate gender-neutral/universal washroom, equipped with an adult-sized change table and a motorized lift, located across from the cafeteria.

Baby care and nursing

Washrooms throughout the museum feature diaper-changing tables.

A baby care and nursing room is available to patrons within the ZOOOM – Children’s Innovation Zone.

Breastfeeding is welcome in all locations in the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Assistive listening and volume controls

The Auditorium and the Demo Stage are equipped with an assistive listening system to assist visitors with hearing loss. Visitors with hearing impairments can borrow a neck loop from the admission desk for use in the Auditorium and the Demo Stage.

Exhibits that include a sound component feature volume controls and headphone jacks. The museum does not provide headphones.

Sensory concerns

Light, noise, and crowds will vary throughout the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

At peak times, the museum will be noisy; visitors may consider bringing noise-reducing headphones.


Say “cheeez!”

Go ahead and capture those fun moments during your visit to the Canada Science and Technology Museum – photos and videos for personal use are permitted (inside the museum and on museum grounds).

Photos and videos for any other purpose require advance notice and the express written permission of the museum. For more information, send an email to:

Share your photos with us!

We’d love to hear about your museum experience – share your photos and comments through our social media channels.



Start your day off right at the museum’s café, with your choice of hot breakfast plates, fresh pastries, and delicious grab-and-go options.

Throughout the day, the café features a range of hot and cold beverages, customizable salads and sandwiches, seasonal soups, family favourites, and weekly entrée specials.

The café is open during regular museum hours of operation and is conveniently located down the hall from the museum’s main entrance.

Wheelchair accessible.


Capture the essence of your visit to the Canada Science and Technology Museum with a souvenir for yourself – or a unique gift for a loved one! The Boutique offers an array of products designed to inspire the curious scientist in all of us.

Choose from quality products that are quintessentially Canadian – including items from the Canadian Pacific (CP) railway, the Canadian National (CN) railway, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Our ever-changing toy section includes retro toys, favourite LEGO® products, and educational kits that parents will appreciate as much as their kids. Budding, young innovators can roll up their sleeves and enjoy hands-on play with plasma balls, water rockets, astronaut ice cream, and much more!

The Boutique is open during regular museum hours of operation.

Methods of payment

The Boutique accepts cash, debit, Visa and Mastercard.

Contact us



(All prices in Canadian dollars; shipping extra)



As part of its mandate, the Canada Science and Technology Museum must provide a safe environment for visitors and  employees. The possession of, or use of, objects that are dangerous or prohibited by law is not permitted on the premises during museum visits or events at our establishment.

To that end, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will be enhancing security and control methods to fulfill its safekeeping and surveillance duties. The Museum reserves the right to implement the following measures as required.

  • Backpacks, coolers, sports bags, strollers, and purses will be subject to “bag searches” at all entry points.
  • Should you exit the building or event area for any reason, you will be subject to a subsequent “bag search” upon re-entry.

The following items are not permitted in the museum, or any event area:


  • Any bag exceeding 35cm x 35cm x 15.25cm in size
  • Hard-covered briefcases
  • Flags, banners, or posters that might obstruct a visitor’s view
  • Alcohol and glass bottles
  • Drones or other similar objects
  • Any object that makes noise (bells, horns)
  • Any animal, except service animals (presentation of certification required)
  • Fireworks or other pyrotechnical apparatus
  • Laser pointers
  • Audio visual equipment; i.e., video cameras on tripods (exceptions need preapproval by Public Affairs  prior entry) Please contact:
  • Any weapon, pocket knife, cutter, blade, or any other knives, prohibited weapons, blunt objects, aerosol, capsicum/“pepper spray”*
  • Any object deemed suspicious by security personnel*


  • Any knife, weapon, or object considered dangerous or risky is prohibited on the premises
  • Any person with that type of item in their possession will be denied access to the venue, unless they voluntarily dispose of the object in the containers provided for this purpose

Weapons and other items voluntarily given up for that purpose will be destroyed

Visitor Code of Conduct

Visitor Code of Conduct

The Canada Science and Technology Museum is a national museum and is open to all. Respectful use of the space and resources ensures an enriching experience for all visitors. We ask that all museum visitors adhere to the guidelines defined in the pdf below.

Code of Conduct PDF

General Information

Telephone: 613-991-3044
Toll-free: 1-866-442-4416
Fax: 613-993-7923


Telephone: 613-991-3053
Toll-free: 1-866-442-4416
Fax: 613-993-7923

Membership Office
Media Inquiries
Fundraising Office
Mailing Address

Canada Science and Technology Museum
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario  K1G 5A3