Reopening begins with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
OTTAWA, ON, 10 July 2020 - Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation are getting ready to open the doors to their Museums over the coming weeks.
To kick things off, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will reopen on to members on July 30-31 and to the public on August 1, followed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum opening to members on August 6-7 and the public on August 8, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum opening to members on August 12-13, and the public on August 14.
As part of their reopening plans, Ingenium will also be revising opening hours as follows:
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and all statutory holidays except for December 25. (Free admission 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday to Monday and all statutory holidays except for December 25. (Free admission 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
The Canada Science and Technology Museum: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday and all statutory holidays except for December 25. (Free admission 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for our visitors, staff, and herds alike, Ingenium will be introducing new health and safety guidelines across all sites. There will be fewer visitors allowed at any one time, physical distancing will be required and a directional path through the Museums will be posted for visitors to follow. As recently announced by Ottawa Public Health, non-medical face masks will now be required for enclosed public spaces, such as museums. To ensure a seamless entry process, the Museums are also introducing e-ticketing, requiring visitors to book a specific time to visit when purchasing a ticket through online admissions at IngeniumCanada.org.
“We are thrilled to be reopening our doors to the public, so our Museum spaces can once again become a source of creativity, play, and learning for our visitors. This new museum experience will spark the same sense of curiosity that visitors have come to enjoy from our sites, all while ensuring the health and safety of the public, our staff and the animals in our care. We can’t wait to welcome you back!”
-Christina Tessier, President and CEO, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium celebrates the innovative spirit of Canadians by telling the stories of those who dared to think differently. Inspired by the power of ingenuity, Ingenium encompasses three national institutions: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. These three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium continues to evolve — the brand new Ingenium Centre houses Canada’s science and technology collection, a research institute, and a digital innovation lab, all designed to protect priceless Canadian heritage artifacts for the benefit of many generations to come. Beyond the physical walls of its museums, Ingenium’s engaging digital content, outreach programs and travelling exhibitions serve to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.