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Temporary Closure of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, to Reopen with New Wing
CH-113 Labrador helicopter in the main wing of the museum.
OTTAWA.- The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is temporarily closed to the general public from January 4 to February 4, 2011. During this period the Museum will accommodate and welcome guided groups, special requests, school programs and facility rentals.

The Museum is temporarily closing in order to bring the new wing facilities on line in time for the official opening in February. Canada’s National Aviation Day, on the anniversary of Canada’s first powered flight which took place on February 23rd in 1909.

In addition to the inauguration of the new wing facilities, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will also host a Career Day with many of the leading Canadian aviation and aerospace organizations, showcasing the wide range of career opportunities to be found in these sectors. The event will also be highlighting the various fields of studies which relate to aviation and space available at some of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions.

The Museum is using this period of closure to go out into the communities and schools to provide off-site programming, if schools or community groups are interested in participating in this program, they can call the reservations office at 613- 993-4264.

As a component Museum of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum also encourages visitors to discover the benefits of the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Agriculture Museum.

The Canada Aviation Museum is Canada’s finest aviation museum with an internationally renowned aeronautical collection. The Museum, a component of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, is located at the intersection of Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways, just 10 minutes from Parliament Hill.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum | Canada's National Aviation Day | Ottawa |


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