Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2021 –Today, Ingenium which oversees the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, announced visitors over the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for general access to the museums as of December 1, 2021. A similar policy will be implemented December 1 at the region’s other national museums: Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature.
As public institutions, the proof of vaccination requirement offers another step to preserve the safety of visitors and staff, and to contribute to helping eliminate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The national museums will also require all employees to be fully vaccinated, in alignment with recently announced federal guidelines.
In order to be considered fully vaccinated, visitors must have completed a full series of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their visit. Guests can present either a paper or digital copy of their vaccination receipt, along with government-issued ID that includes name and date of birth.
Since the start of the pandemic, the national museums in Ottawa-Gatineau have implemented a range of health and safety measures to combat COVID-19, including mandatory face masks, enhanced cleaning and hand washing stations. Requiring vaccination is another way the museums are ensuring a safe environment for all visitors.
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium oversees three national museums of science and innovation in Ottawa - the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum— and the new lngenium Centre, which houses an exceptional collection, research institute, and digital innovation lab. lngenium takes science engagement to the next level by co-creating participatory experiences, acting as community hubs and connectors, helping Canadians contribute to solving global challenges, and creating a collective impact which extends far beyond the physical spaces of our museums. Ingenium is a vital link between science and society. Our engaging digital content, outreach programs, travelling exhibitions, and collaborative spaces help to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.