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Hours

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

September 9 to April 30 Closed Mondays*
May 1 to September 8 Open daily

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

However, the museum will remain OPEN on:

  • Holiday Mondays
  • Monday, February 18 for Family Day
  • Mondays during Ontario and Quebec March breaks

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.

Fees
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 Membership Card

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

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

*Students must show valid student identification.
 

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.

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

*Students must show valid student identification.
 

Tourism professionals

For preferential group rates, send an email to: contact@IngeniumCanada.org.

Location

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.

Parking

parking map

On-site parking lots

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

In addition, there is a new museum parking lot located off Gladwin Cres.

However, due to a high volume of visitors – especially during weekends and holidays – you are encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation.

On-site parking fees

  • $3 per hour
  • $8 daily maximum*

*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.

$4 evening flat rate after 5 p.m.

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 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.
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.

NEW! Museum parking lot off Gladwin Crescent

In addition to the lots in front of and behind the museum, visitors can now park in the lot off Gladwin Crescent, just beside the lighthouse. There is a path from the parking lot to the museum.

Gladwin 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.

Site Plan

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

PDF

Facilities

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.

Accessibility

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

Getting to the museum

Parking

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.

Entrance

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

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.

Wayfinding for visually-impaired visitors

The Key2Access wayfinding app is offered at the museum. The free app can be downloaded for iPhone and Android.

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.

Camera

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: contact@IngeniumCanada.org

Share your photos with us!

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

  

Cafeteria

Start your day off right at the museum’s new 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 conveniently located down the hall from the museum’s main entrance.

Wheelchair accessible.

Boutique

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

Boutique
Email: boutique@IngeniumCanada.org

Safety

ENHANCED SECURITY MEASURES AT THE CANADA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM

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:

LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • 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: contact@techno-science.ca
  • 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*

*KNIVES, WEAPONS or SUSPICIOUS ITEMS

  • 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.

PDF
 

Contact
General Information

Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Telephone: 613-991-3044
Toll-free: 1-866-442-4416
Fax: 613-993-7923

Reservations

Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Telephone: 613-991-3053
Toll-free: 1-866-442-4416
Fax: 613-993-7923

Membership Office
Fundraising Office
Mailing Address

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