Holiday magic at the museums

Holiday magic at the museums

‘Tis the season to create special family memories! Join us at the museums as we celebrate the holidays with hands-on, seasonal activities. Bring the whole family — there’s fun to be found for all ages. 

A complete list of programming will be coming soon.


Girl outside in the snow at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

This holiday season, enjoy a fresh-air experience as you stroll through the animal barns at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Kids of all ages can discover how animals adapt and survive during the winter, through special demonstrations and a presentation from the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre.   On Cookie Day, help make the holidays a little sweeter for the homeless by making and decorating treats  for donation to the Ottawa Mission.

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Boy flying a toy airplane

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Bring your holiday itinerary to new heights with a trip to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! Little ones will love using their imaginations in a space adventure, or listening to a Christmas-themed story that celebrates a legendary Inuk bush pilot, Johnny May. Climb aboard a “rocket” and travel to an imaginary planet, then explore the universe from the comfort of the museum in our Planetarium.

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Boy with headphones on

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Tap into your inner scientist this holiday season at the Canada Science and Technology Museum! Stroll through our interactive galleries and discover an array of artifacts — from tiny to enormous — that highlight the importance of science and technology in all aspects of our lives. Plus, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, why not make it yourself? Visit Exploratek makerspace to use your creativity and ingenuity and take part in a hands-on a wintery-themed challenge.

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