Museums to check out in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:45
Individuals who travel to Canada may want learn a little about the history of the country, and what better way to check out its culture than visiting the various museums in Ottawa? There are countless cultural institutions to choose from that show visitors everything from Canada's history to international works of art. Here is a list of a few must-sees for those travelling to Ottawa:
Canadian Museum of Civilization
This museum, which will soon be renamed the Canadian Museum of History, is one attraction almost everyone will want to seek out. It tells many stories from the land that is known as Canada – from Its comprehensive First Peoples Hall to immersive Canada Hall to an IMAX theatre. Don’t miss the Canadian Children’s Museum inside, either – it’s fun and instructive for all ages!
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Those looking for a hands-on experience should also check out this museum. Visitors can take advantage of the numerous exhibits - either permanent or travelling - that let the viewer turn dials, push buttons and pull levers to take their experience with science to a new level. The exhibits cover everything from transportation and astronomy to computer technology, and provide an educational and fun experience for everyone.
Canadian Museum of Nature
This fun and bright museum focuses on the natural side of Canada and beyond. There are constantly new travelling exhibits, but their permanent offerings on dinosaurs, birds, mammals, “creepy critters,” and the earth are always worth a visit.
Canadian War Museum
History buffs will enjoy this establishment, as it covers all of Canada's involvement in conflicts past and present. The exhibits cover everything from battlefield conditions during early conflicts to how it was for the families back home - all of which helped build the country to what is is today.
National Gallery of Canada
Art enthusiasts will have to stop by the National Gallery of Canada, which is considered to be one of the most popular art galleries in the country. It houses artwork from all over the world and with the changing exhibits, returning visitors can always find something they haven't seen before. The museum hosts several different collections of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs, which makes it a great stop while travelling through Ottawa.