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How to Get to the National Museum of Science and Technology

The museum is located about 10 minutes to the east and south of downtown Ottawa. Exit the Queensway at "St. Laurent South" and drive 2.6 km to Lancaster Road.


Length of Visit:

Allow about 2­4 hours for a reasonably complete tour of the museum.


May 1 - Labour Day: Saturday to Thursday from 9 a.m. - 6 p. m., Fridays from 9 a. m. - 9 p. m.

Until April 30: Tuesday - Sunday inclusive, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Note: Between Labour Day to April 30, admission is free from 4 p. m. - 5 p. m on weekdays. Closed Mondays except certain holidays (inquiries: (613) 991-3044).

Individual admission fees

Group prices, per person

Prices include GST & PST, and are subject to change without notice.


The museum cafeteria offers snacks and light meals. Visitors can also picnic in the museum's large "Technology Park".

Giftshop "Scientique":

Unusual science & technology and exhibit-related souvenirs, posters, books, jewelry... are available in the museum shop "Scientique", located close to the main entrance.

Access for Disabled:

The museum is completely wheelchair accessible.


There is plenty of free parking.

Technology Park:

In the summer, have a picnic in the Technology Park, visit the Cape North lighthouse and the Helen Sawyer Hogg observatory. Let the children drag you to the exterior playground, where you'll find a huge sand box with oversized construction tools and water games. Then, gather at the foot of the Atlas rocket to launch water rockets with our demonstrators.

Information: (613) 991-3044
TTY: (613) 991-9207
Guided tours, workshops, astronomy: (613) 991-3053
Scientique: (613) 993-5584
Media: (613) 991-3047
Facility Rentals : (613) 993-9190
OC Transpo : (613) 741-4390

Hearing Impaired Wheel Chair Accessible

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