Museums are fascinating – ranging from animals and nature, to science and technology, and everything else in between. Here are 5 must see museums in Ottawa.
The Museum of Nature is somewhere you could spend the entire day! It is home to numerous collections ranging from animals to minerals. It hosts four floors filled with exhibitions to keep you busy for hours. The museum also includes a 3D theater and special exhibitions, and is perfect for anyone of any age.
This museum is for anyone who enjoys art. The NGC is filled with numerous collections and exhibitions. Among their collections they have sculptures, drawings, indigenous, Canadian and international pieces. They have three floors filled with beautiful art in the heart of downtown ottawa, it is sure to keep you captivated all day.
This museum is perfect for families with younger children, but don’t worry there is lots of fun for everyone. One of the greatest parts of this museum is probably there impressively large collection of cars. The museum also hosts an array of Canadian inventions throughout history. As well there are lots of interactive stops along the way to keep the little ones involved.
Though this museum is technically not in Ottawa it is definitely worth the trip across the canal. The best part about this museum is the children’s museum, even though it is a children’s museum it’s foolproof enjoyment for everyone. The museum also hosts collections of different periods in Canadian History and is a visually beautiful museum to visit in general.
If you are looking for some local history then check out the Bytown Museum. This museum takes you through the history of the city of Ottawa, from its early roots as Bytown to its present day state. The host a permanent gallery with artifacts from ottawa’s earliest days, as well as hosting temporary galleries and exhibitions.
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