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Student-ready Museums and Galleries

Bank of Canada Museum
Bank of Canada Museum
Create your own avatar and learn about the important role you play in the economy. Hands-on exhibits illuminate everything from the psychology of economic expectations to the history of bank note design.
Bytown Museum
Bytown Museum
Housed in Ottawa's oldest stone building, the BYTOWN MUSEUM explores Ottawa’s history from the early years of Rideau Canal construction, through the rough and tumble days of Bytown, to its emergence as Canada's capital and beyond.
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Delight your kids at this farm within the city, where they can milk a cow, meet farm animals, see vintage farm machinery and learn where their food comes from.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Discover Canada’s aviation and aerospace history—from the 1909 Silver Dart to the International Space Station—at one of the world’s finest museums in its field.
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canada’s most-visited museum presents the events, people and objects that have shaped the nation. This architectural gem is located in Gatineau, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill.
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Explore the fascinating science related to fossils, mammals, minerals, birds, plate tectonics, Arctic discovery and more in a historic building minutes from Parliament Hill.
Canadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
Delve into Canada’s rich military history through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. This striking museum is also known for its symbolic architecture.
Diefenbunker Museum
Diefenbunker Museum
Ponder the Cold War as you tour this four-storey underground bunker in rural Ottawa. Originally designed to shelter Canadian VIPs during a nuclear attack, it is now a National Historic Site.
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
Discover contemporary and historical artworks—including paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations—in this landmark site located near the vibrant ByWard Market area.
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Visit this newly expanded downtown gallery to see local, national and international art in an airy, light-filled building. Step inside the luminous cube for a memorable—and free—cultural adventure.
Royal Canadian Mint
Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is more than just a respected part of the Canadian experience – it’s an iconic brand honouring national achievements and themes since 1908.

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