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:
- self-guided tour taken at your own pace
- guided tour led by one of the Museum’s friendly, knowledgeable guides
- Guided Tours of the Reserve Hangar
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:
- Tutor (CT-114)
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.
Ejection Seat Demonstration
Monday to Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Learn how an ejection seat can save a pilot’s life.
Breathing on Mars
Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.
Could humans breathe on Mars? Learn what the atmosphere on Mars is made of.
Shaping the Future in Space
Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Discover new experiments that could improve human living conditions in Space.