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COVID Update

Ingenium museums will be closed January 5 to 31.

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Online Resources for Science at Home

Spark the imaginations of curious minds with these at-home activities!

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One Membership, Three Museums

An Ingenium membership opens the door to discovery at all three of Canada’s museums of science and innovation!

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Virtual Field Trips

Experience Ingenium’s museums on a virtual field trip! Students can meet with museum educators from the comfort of their home or classroom.

Hours and Location

Closed January 5 to 31
Address
1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON

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Collection Highlights

 The Bramah & Robinson Lighthouse in front of the museum

Artifact number: 1980.0768

Bramah & Robinson Lighthouse

Lighthouses are beacons that guide mariners through darkness, storms, and hazardous waters. This lighthouse once marked the first landfall for mariners travelling across the Atlantic Ocean. It was part of an extensive network of aids to navigation aids that helped make marine transportation and trade safe and efficient. After standing for 50 years at Cape Race, Canadian officials decided to replace it with a new and taller tower made of concrete. Since lighthouses were expensive to build and Canada had very a long coastline to cover, these officials chose to recycle the iron lighthouse. In 1907, they disassembled and moved the structure to Money Point on Cape North, Nova Scotia, to mark the entrance to the Gulf of St Lawrence. It stood there until 1980, when the government retired it from service and offered it to the Museum.

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Projects & Initiatives

Browse the Innovation Storybook website by Ingenium
Website: Innovation Storybook