Canada’s future in Space is very exciting! With NASA's new Explore Moon to Mars program, people are expected to walk on the Moon again by 2024.
The Canadian Space Agency will be part of this endeavour, and is launching a new initiative known as the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP). Along with its other international Space partners, Canada will contribute by developing new technologies to implement and support a sustainable, open, long-term program of lunar exploration. Need even more inspiration? Don’t miss these great activities, designed to get young and inquisitive minds thinking about what the future of Space exploration holds!
For Children Ages 8 and up
Imagining the Lunar Gateway
Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Using various odd-shaped items, design your own concept version of the Lunar Orbit Space Station that will one day orbit the Moon. This fascinating new solar-powered communications hub, science laboratory and short-term habitation module will also include a holding area for rovers and other robotics, such as Canadarm 3.
A Future Moon Base
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Based on tetrahedral engineering principles, build a model of a future Space habitat.
Rover Mania Mission
Daily from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Test your skills as you navigate a "lunar" surface with remote-controlled rovers.
*Weather permitting - this activity takes place outside.
For Children Ages 3 to 7
Build a rocket ship, climb aboard, and blast off. Once in Space, put on your jetpack, and go on a spacewalk to repair your ship. After a quick snack on the Moon, fly back to Earth!
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Build a rocket ship, climb aboard, and blast off. Once In Space, put on your jetpack, and go on a spacewalk to repair your ship. After a quick snack on the Moon, fly back to Earth!
(The Thursday August 15th presentation is cancelled and will be replaced by a Bits and Pieces Kid's Tour (see below))
Kid’s Tours: Bits and Pieces
Children are invited on a very cool hands-on, interactive guided tour of the collection that focuses of the different materials used in aircraft building manufacturing thought out the last century.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Discover and handle some of the materials used to build Canada’s most iconic aerospace technologies, and learn about Canada’s contributions to the assembly of the International Space Station.
How Planes Fly
Daily at 3:30 p.m.
Learn how airplanes get off the ground and stay in the air, and sit at the controls of a Cessna 150.
Breathing on Mars
Tuesdays to Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Could humans breathe on Mars? Learn what the atmosphere on Mars is made of, and decide for yourself.
Learn how an ejection seat can save a pilot's life. Have a blast while listening to our enthusiastic guides as they describe the ups and downs of ejecting from a fighter jet! Sit in an authentic ejection seat and learn how pilots use this essential piece of equipment.
Daily at 11:30 a.m. and Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
Learn how an ejection seat can save a pilot’s life.
10 a.m. English
10:30 a.m. French
2 p.m. English
2:30 p.m. French
Discover the Museum’s superb collection. Guided tours offer a “flyby” of the entire Museum — an ideal way to learn more about the Museum’s beautiful flying machines.
Daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in English
1 p.m. in French
Get a behind-the-scenes tour that includes the de Havilland D.H. 98 Mosquito B XX, the Bristol Bolingbroke IVT and the wingtips of the Avro CF-105 Arrow 2.