School, Evening, Overnight Programs and Self-Guided Tours

From the Ground Up! Evening Program

From the Ground Up! engages your group in an evening of exciting activities and workshops, and includes a flashlight guided tour of the Museum.

Program Description

Choose from two great themes:

From the Ground Up! — Aviation

Try out the controls of a Cessna 150, participate in amazing aerodynamics experiments, sit in an ejection seat and take a flashlight tour and more.

From the Ground Up! — Space

Test your space skills in our Astronaut Training Program, Build a Space Habitat and do amazing space science demos. A flashlight tour and movie round out your evening.

Program Schedule

Please advise your group to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the start of the program. Your guide will meet you in the lobby and show your group where to store their belongings until later in the evening.

Time Activity
16:45 Arrival for groups eating dinner on-site.           
17:45 Arrival
18:00 – 18:10 Welcome / Introduction
18:10 – 18:50 Activity Rotations
18:50 – 19:30
19:30 – 20:10
20:10 – 20:30 Snack
20:30 – 21:15 Flashlight Tour
21:15 – 21:30 Health Break, Final Questions, Departure at 21:30

Evening Snack

All programs include a snack of granola bars and juice for all participants.

Catering Options

Please contact our Reservations team by email or by phone at 613-991-3053.

Curriculum Links

From the Ground Up! activities meet many curriculum objectives in both Ontario and Quebec.

Teacher / Chaperone Tips

Supervision ratios are 1:6 for participants aged 6 and under, 1:8 for participants aged 7 to 12 and 1:10 for participants aged 13 to 18.


The minimum fee for a From the Ground Up! Evening Program is $540. The minimum fee covers 25 children and 5 adults. Additional children are $19 each; additional chaperones are $13 each. All fees are subject to change without notice.

The Museum has a maximum capacity of 96 people for sleepover programs. The Museum reserves the right to book more than one group on the same evening in order to reach its maximum capacity. Each group will have their own guide and will not be combined for programming.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. A $30 cancellation fee applies unless the program is rescheduled within the same school year. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. In the case of bus cancellations due to inclement weather, fees are waived if the program is rescheduled in the same school year.


To reserve this program, please complete the online reservation request form.

A $100 non-refundable deposit payable within 5 business days will be required to secure your reservation. Final numbers and payment is required 7 business days prior to your evening.

Need somewhere to stay? Opt for a Night Flight sleepover and you’ll take part in all the same great evening activities, watch a movie and sleep under the wings of the Museum’s aircraft!

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