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Come Explore — Live, Work, and Mine in Space

February 28 to March 8 and March 14 to 22

Come to the Museum this March Break and participate in some out-of-this world activities! Discover what it’s like to be an astronaut. Design your own space suit, test your physical skills in the astronaut training workshop, visit the new interactive space area, and learn how astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station.

Special: Admission is free for Canadian Armed Forces personnel and their families!

Special Activities

Space Mining and Gaming

The Canada Science and Technology Museum is proud to present the Space Mining exhibition during March Break 2015 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Learn all about the challenges associated with space mining and discover the ambitious plans scientists have to harvest space minerals.

During this special event, the Minecraft Gaming Workshop will take place everyday. Registered children will partake in an educational and collaborative adventure during which they will have to team up and work together to dig for materials and build a space shuttle.

Pre-registration required. Book now – tickets are limited!

Workshop for ages 8 to 13
Cost: $25

Click here to BUY TICKETS NOW!

The Royal Canadian Navy

March 5 to 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. * Subject to availability
Visit the Navy Display Bus to learn about the Royal Canadian Navy ships and sailors.

Professional Engineers of Ontario

Saturday, March 7
The Professional Engineers of Ontario will join in our March Break programming and host a day long building activity!

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24th Annual LEGO Contest

Friday, March 20
Bring in your space-inspired LEGO creation for a chance to win great prizes. Pre-register for one of the three following sessions: Friday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Registration required: 613-991-3053

You can consult the General Guidelines and Instructions now available online.

Girls’ Day at the Airport and Museum

Saturday, March 7 - From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Rain Date Sunday, March 8)
The Rockcliffe Flying Club, the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum welcome girls and women to the Rockcliffe Airport!

The Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and the Rockcliffe Flying Club will provide free flights to girls and women who have never flown in a small airplane!!

All are welcome, but the flights are only available to girls and women.!

Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m.
99s / Girl Guide Aviation Badge. Local Girl Guides will meet members of the 99s and take part in activities to earn the Girl Guide Aviation Badge. By invitation only – please ask your unit guider!

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

March 6 from 12pm to 4pm

Spend time with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and discover all the cool ways engineers influence the world around us with fun activities and games designed by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in celebration of National Engineering Month.

Activities include:

Air Glide Competition

Build and fly your very own plane and learn how real planes are constructed. The longest flight of the day will get a special prize!!

String Telephones

Starting out with paper cups and string, children will discover the principles that govern the simplest form of string telephone then take on the hardest challenge of all getting the message to travel around corners!!

Build and Test model race cars

Put your building knowledge to the test! Design, build and test your race cars with our volunteer engineers made from simple material (plastic straws, Popsicle sticks, candies, tape…). Learn and experience the different steps of the engineering design process!!

And many more: Rubik’s Cube, K’NEX, Engineering Quiz…. And loads of fun!!

Come and join the fun and see how cool engineers are! Maybe tomorrow you may become one!

Daily Activities

Design an Astronaut Suit - 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Using large sheets of paper and your imagination, draw and design your very own astronaut suit!

Astronaut Training - 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? In order to complete the many tasks involved in living and working in space, astronauts must physically prepare themselves by regularly performing activities such as lifting weights, running, swimming, and working on their hand-eye coordination. Join us for this astronaut training exercise and see if you have what it takes to become an astronaut.

You’re in Space Demonstration - 11:30am in the Bush Theatre

Learn about the technology behind recycling wastewater in Space.

Ejection Seat Demonstrations - 12:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Learn how an ejection seat can save a pilot’s life. Have a blast while listening to our enthusiastic guides as they describe the ups and downs of ejecting from a fighter jet! Sit in an authentic ejection seat and learn how pilots use this essential piece of equipment.

Cockpit Interpretation

Climb aboard and learn about the Canadair Tutor, MiG, or CF-18 cockpit with the assistance of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Cessna 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! Our staff will assist you in boarding our Cessna 150 aircraft, and answer any questions you may have.

Kids’ Tours

Bits and Pieces - Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

Join this interactive tour and learn about the materials used to build some of Canada’s famous flying icons and about Canada’s collaboration in the assembly of the International Space Station.

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