What to See and Do
To help visitors make the most of their visit, the Museum offers a variety of regular programming. Children and adults alike will enjoy these family-friendly activities.
Explore the Museum’s world-renowned collection in one of three ways:
- a self-guided tour taken at your own pace
- a Museum guided tour led by one of the Museum's friendly, knowledgeable guides
- Guided Tours of the Reserve Hangar
- a kids’ tour designed especially for children ages 4 to 7
Hang Glider Studio
This special activity area is the perfect place for families with young children. Enjoy LEGO®, puzzles, puppets, and more.
Cockpit Interpretation Centre
Want the experience of flight but prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Here is your chance to sit at the controls of an aircraft without taking off! Friendly, knowledgeable Museum staff will assist you in boarding one of two cockpits:
- the Tutor (CT-114)
- the MIG-21
Cessna 150 Cockpit
Sit at the controls of a Cessna 150. Practise takeoffs and landings, and get a feel for what it’s like to fly this popular civilian airplane.
The Museum offers two flight simulators, open to the public at an additional cost. Climb aboard a replica of an F-16 cockpit and test your flight skills! Or, try the Redbird full-motion platform simulator, used to train pilots around the world.
Take part in a specially designed children’s educational programs weekends at 11 a.m.
How do planes fly?
Daily at 3:30 p.m.
Learn how the parts of an airplane affect the four forces of flight, and make it possible for even a Boeing 747 weighing 40,000 kg to lift off and fly through the air.
Ejection Seat Demonstration
Daily at 11:30 a.m. and Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
Learn how an ejection seat can save a pilot’s life.
Breathing on Mars
Tuesdays to Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Could humans breathe on Mars? Learn what the atmosphere on Mars is made of.