Ottawa has many amazing museums, oftentimes within walking distance of wonderful neighbourhoods and communities. Check out these upcoming exhibits in late September and October.
Fun Events for the Kids
Culture Days will take place at The Canadian War Museum with plenty of fun, free activities that focus on the 1812 exhibition. Collector cards for the War of 1812 and the HMS Shannon two-dollar coin will be available. This event will take place September 29-30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Elmvale Acres is still showing its long-term exhibition Energy: Power to Choose, which reveals the ways to save and conserve energy and even allows participants to create their own electricity through a giant hamster wheel.
Ottawa’s Arts Exhibits
The National Gallery of Canada, close to Parliament Hill in Byward Market, will feature Margaret Watkins: Domestic Symphonies on October 5. This exhibit features Watkin’s commercial photography from the 1920’s.
The National Gallery is also currently showing Seeds of a Collection: The Library 100 Years Ago, which displays some of the original Gallery Director’s earliest research finds.
The Bytown Museum, also in the ByWard Market neighbourhood, will be featuring Rebranding Bytown on October 23. Artist-in-residence Michele Provost work juxtaposes the everyday Bytown with the commercial aspects of the museum itself, revealing both the past and present of the city.
Ottawa’s Educational Exhibitions
The Canadian War Museum in Lebreton Flats will feature a new exhibit, Battlefield Medicine on September 29. Battlefield Medicine takes a look at the surgical practices of the 19th century during various wars.
Not far from the Trans-Canada Highway in Centretown, The Canadian Museum of Nature will feature Nature Unleashed on September 29. Learn about natural disasters and the ways people have dealt with the aftermath. Make sure to purchase a ticket if you would like to view this event.
Which Ottawa museums are your favourite to visit? Let us know!