Museums are fun and educational ways to spend some quality family time together. A great afternoon spent checking out exhibits, getting lunch and taking a browse at the gift shop. I remember visiting various museums as a child. I always found history interesting especially the Canadian history on display at some of our most important museums right here in the heart of the Capital.
Established in 1990,The National museum of Science and Technology, now known as the Canada Science and Technology Museums corporation (CSTMC), operates three of our favourite museums – the Canada Agriculture Museum at the Central Experimental Farm, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum at the Rockcliffe Airport and the Canada Science and Technology Museum on St. Laurent Boulevard here in Ottawa. The museums showcase Canada’s history through exhibitions, activities and events at all locations.
The Canada Agriculture Museum focuses on showing people the importance of everyday life of agricultural science and technology both historical and current times.
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum showcases Canada’s aviation heritage. From as far back as the pioneer age up to the modern age, amazing exhibits telling the story of humankind’s ancient dream of flight and the significant part played by none other than Canadian people.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum celebrates Canadian scientific and technical innovations over the course of our Canadian history. They showcase interactive exhibitions, programs and explore how these innovations impact society, discovering and learning in a hands-on way.
CSTMC has a great membership program that allows you to take advantage with more to explore, three museums, one card. It’s a great way for families to enjoy all the exhibitions and activities taking place at the three Museums as often as you like. Also, it’s a cost efficient way to explore and discover Canada’s finest historical Museums all year-long for less the cost of individual visits.
Visit three museums with one card! There are six membership packages available in various price ranges. These include:
Basic membership: individual $45 or household $90. This includes unlimited admission to all three museums plus free admission to over 290 museums across Canada, priority museum admission and advanced notice of upcoming events via mailings, discounts on food and gift shop as well as invitations to members-only events.
Associate membership: Household $70 – This includes all the benefits of the basic membership however it’s reserved for families living more than 100km away and visit when they are in town.
Senior membership: individual $36, grandparents $70. All the benefits of the basic membership geared toward seniors aged 60 and over. Encouraging visits of one or two grandparents with up to 4 grandchildren under 18 years of age.
Daycare membership: Groups $70. This includes everything in the basic membership and is geared toward daycare providers with groups of up to 10 children, newsletters about events and programs geared toward children and gift shop discounts.
Plus membership: Individual $90, Household $120. Includes everything in the basic membership plus admission discount for guests, invitations to exclusive exhibit openings and discount on select museum programs and workshops.There is a special category for groups and organizations.
For detailed information about memberships and the museums please visit the official website.
Do you love outings? Do you love outings to Museums with your family? Well you are in luck! Canada Science and Technology Museum Corportation has generously offered one lucky reader the chance to win a one-year household membership ($90 value) so you and your family can enjoy all the greatness of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Agriculture Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum anytime you want!
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*This post was written by A Motherhood Experience Blog on behalf of CSTMC. Giveaway prize is sponsored by CSTMC. All comments and opinions expressed are honest and my own*