Teacher Info

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Professional Development

Getting prepared for a professional development day? Take advantage of the Museum to meet, experiment, and become more familiar with our programs. Or, invite us to talk about our education programs in aviation, science, and technology. Call 613-991-3835 for more information.

Free Teacher’s Pass

If you would like to explore the Museum to prepare for your visit or to enhance a unit on aviation for your class, please fax our Reservation Office at 613-993-7923 for a complimentary teacher’s pass. Please include your name and school mailing address.

To get the most from your visit, you may wish to prepare your class in advance. Have your students read and talk about aviation, carry out research, prepare questions or draw pictures. For immersion classes or younger students, it is helpful before the visit to introduce any new vocabulary and technical terms that will be used during the program. Download our Activity Kit which can be used prior to your visit or as a follow-up.

The Walkway of Time

Download The Walkway of Time PDF

Catch The Walkway of Time: Highlights in the History of Canadian Aviation. This photo essay walks you chronologically through the Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s collection with a special look at Canada’s pioneering contributions. Follow this “Walkway of Time” and learn more about the story of our beautiful flying machines.

Canadian Aviation through Time

Discover the connections between Canada’s aviation past and its present using the online exhibition “Canadian Aviation through Time”. Explore the Timeline to see how achievements in Canadian aviation fit within the wider context of science and technology milestones and international events that affected life in Canada between 1900 and 1945. Find out about specific aspects of Canadian aviation in the Mini-Exhibits, and try your hand at recreating aircraft from the Pioneer and First World War eras in the exhibition’s Game.

Brushstrokes and Wingtips

The exhibit “Brushstrokes and Wingtips” showcases the Museum’s collection of art and archival photographs in a narrative that illustrates Canada’s aviation heritage as well as the impact of aviation on Canadians. The site is designed to appeal not only to students in grades 6 to 8 but also to the aviation enthusiast and art connoisseur. Come and explore Canada’s aviation stories!

Canadian Women in Aviation

The exhibit “High Flyers: Canadian Women in Aviation” highlights the Canadian women’s experience of flight over a span of some 80 years and their love of aviation and flying experiences. Visitors will come to understand the many accomplishments of these Canadian female aviators and the skill, knowledge and dedication required. “High Flyers” illustrates the role women have played in Canada’s aviation history and celebrates this group of strong-willed pioneers.

Visiting the Capital

Planning a visit to the capital? The National Capital Commission has created a pre-visit kit designed to help prepare your students for their visit. Follow this link to Get Ready for the Capital.

External Resources

Sponsored by the Museum

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum has been extensively involved with Canada's Digital Collection, a program offered by Industry Canada under the federal government's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). This program paid young people to create websites featuring significant Canadian material in the public domain. The three web essays that follow allowed over 14 youths to gain a valuable and enriching work experience.

Other Resources