In the Outaouais, quench your thirst for knowledge by visiting one of our museums. We’re proud to share these cultural gems with you, and we can promise you some amazing experiences! For instance, you can: Explore a Cold War underground bunker. Wrap your hands around a genuine gold ingot at the Royal Canadian Mint. Pat adorable lambs and calves at the Central Experimental Farm. Learn all about the history of our region at the Bytown Museum, located at the foot of the Ottawa Locks, or at the brewing heritage museum at Les Brasseurs du Temps microbrewery. At the Canadian Museum of History, look wa-a-ay up at spectacular totem poles and explore the hands-on exhibits in the Children’s Museum. Walk among dinosaurs at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Marvel at the huge military tanks at the Canadian War Museum. Learn about the wonders of flight at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Here’s a tip for die-hard museum buffs: Canada’s Capital Museums Passport , valid for seven days from your first museum visit,allows you to visit sevenparticipating national museums in Ottawa–Gatineau at your own pace.

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