Visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum over March Break and learn all about “Your Place in Aerospace!” Each day, the museum will focus on different careers in the aviation and space industry. See many of the behind-the-scenes jobs that ensure our aerospace industry runs smoothly. Watch daily demonstrations, participate in Museum tours, meet with members from various aerospace groups and industries or take part in self-guided craft activities, all available for children of any age!
Demonstrations and Activities
General Guided Tours
10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in English only
11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in French only
Discover the Museum’s superb collection. Guided tours are a “flyby” of the entire Museum — an ideal way to learn more about the Museum’s beautiful flying machines.
Daily at 11 a.m. except on Sunday, March 10
Follow Juno the Astro-dog on an adventure — exploring the Galilean moons of Jupiter! Assemble a big rocket ship, make repairs during a space-walk, and explore the surface of a frozen moon.
Reserve Hangar Tours
11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The Reserve Hangar houses many of Canada’s national aviation icons not currently on display on the Museum floor. Get a behind-the-scenes tour that includes the de Havilland D.H. 98 Mosquito B XX, the Bristol Bolingbroke IVT and the wing tips of the Avro CF-105 Arrow 2.
How do Planes Fly?
Daily at 12:00 p.m.
Sit at the controls of a Cessna 150. Practise takeoffs and landings, and get a feel for what it’s like to fly this popular civilian airplane.
You’re in Space Demonstration
Astronauts in orbit have daily activities similar to everyone else: they sleep, they eat, they wash and, of course, they have to make use of the space toilet! Find out what happens to human waste in space in this interactive demonstration.
Between the Planets Demonstration
Find out what comets, asteroids and meteorites have in common.
Self- Guided Craft Activities
10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Partners and Special Guests
The Professional Engineers of Ontario
Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) ensure that the public is protected and that individuals and companies providing engineering services uphold a strict code of professional ethics and conduct. This group of engineers will be at the Museum to help kids design and build their own creations and will ensure that these new structures are safe to use.
“A Magic Explosion” with Erick Elektrik!
Sunday, March 10 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Meet Erick Elektrik and his wacky magic show — full of surprises and focused on interactivity with the audience.