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Things To Do In Ottawa With Kids: 12 Educational Places To Visit

Things To Do In Ottawa With Kids: 12 Educational Places To Visit
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Are you planning on taking a trip to the capital city of Canada? Will you be bringing your kids along as well? Looking for ideas for fun activities? Well, you’ve reached the right article. Ottawa is a city full of arts and culture but there are also an abundance of activities for children that go on throughout the year. Here are some of the more educational activities you can do in Ottawa.

1. Parliament Hill Tour

Looking for a place to take your children with historic significance? Parliament Hill is the place to go! Come over for a free tour of these government buildings.

Parliament Hill

Address: 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Price: Free

Contact: Toll-free (Canada): +1 8665994999, Local: +1 6139924793

Website: Parliament Hill

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2. Canada's War Museum

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Is your child or yourself interested in the wars that were fought in Canada? If so, head over to the Canadian War Museum for a fun filled and educational day.

Canada's War Museum

Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 8005555621

Website: Canada’s War Museum

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3. Canada's Museum of Nature

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Is your child a lover of all things in nature? If so, head on down to Canada’s Museum of Nature for a look into the history of nature and live exhibits of animals.

Canada's Museum of Nature

Address: 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6135664700, Toll Free: +1 8002634433

Website: Canada’s Museum of Nature

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4. Canada's Aviation and Space Museum

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Since Ottawa doesn’t launch spaceships into the atmosphere, the space museum and aviation museum is bundled into one. This just means double the fun under one roof!

Canada's Aviation and Space Museum

Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6139913044, Toll Free: +1 8664424416

Website: Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum

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5. Canada's Science and Technology Museum

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Do you and your children find science interesting? Come on down to the Science and Technology Museum and learn more about science. Take a walk through the crazy kitchen, I dare you not to get dizzy!

Canada's Science and Technology Museum

Address: 2421 Lancaster Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6139913044, Toll Free: +1 8664424416

Website: Canada’s Museum of Science and Technology

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6. Bytown Museum

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Want to learn more about Ottawa in one of the most historic buildings in Ottawa? Then the Bytown Museum is the place for you. Rumoured to be haunted, this museum will narrate the history of Ottawa from the 1800s to the present day.

Bytown Museum

Address: 1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6132344570

Website: Bytown Museum

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7. Canada's Agriculture and Food Museum

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Known to the locals of Ottawa as the Experimental Farm, Canada’s Agriculture and Food Museum holds a modern farm. This museum shows how the modernization of farming equipment has advanced the lives of Canadians. Aside from the farm, the lot that the museum is located on is a gem to photographers in the Nations Capital. Many Ottawanians come to this location to have their wedding photos taken.

Canada's Agriculture and Food Museum

Address: 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6139913044, Toll Free: +1 8664424416

Website: Canada’s Agriculture and Food Museum

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8. Bank of Canada's Currency Museum

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Come to the Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum and learn about the origins of Canada’s colorful money. See how the dollars, loonie and toonies have evolved over the years into the two toned coins and seemingly plastic bills.

Bank of Canada's Currency Museum

Address: 30 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6137828914

Website: Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum

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9. Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Come and enjoy luminescent photos in this museum. Browse through hundreds of images of contemporary photographic works of art.

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6139908257

Website: Canada’s Museum of Contemporary Photography

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10. The Prime Minister's Official Residence

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Who doesn’t want to see where the leaders of the new world live? Constructed in 1866, the house on Sussex Drive has been home to Prime Ministers since 1951. Before leaving Ottawa, visit the residence of the Prime Minister, as it is an experience of a lifetime!

The Prime Minister's Official Residence

Address: 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

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11. Library and Archives Canada

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Are you Canadian? Has your family been here for many years? Come down to Library and Archives Canada, where all of the old records are stored and look through past Population of Canada Census information.

Library and Archives Canada

Address: 395 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6139965115

Website: Library and Archives Canada

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12. The Haunted Walk

Posted by The Haunted Walk on Monday, 7 July 2014

Back in the 1800s, Ottawa was a pool of madness with criminals all over the city. The reason for this, was that there was no real law enforcement. The Haunted Walk is located in Ottawa’s old jail house. On this tour you will learn about the crime sprees and menaces that roamed Ottawa. The real shocker is when you find out where they put the bodies of those who died in the jail! You have to visit to find out. For those of you who are daring, you can spend the night in the hostel.

The Haunted Walk

Address: 46 ½ Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact: +1 6132320344

Website: The Haunted Walk

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It will keep the younger ones entertained

Ottawa is a large city with a large historical significance. Learning about the history of Canada doesn’t always have to be boring, these museums find new and improved ways to keep your children entertained, while learning at the same time!

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Alisa Atkinson is a Freelance Technical Writer. Alisa is a Canadian born author that lives in Orlando, Florida. She is from Guyanese Indian decent and loves to learn about her culture every chance...Read more

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