Canada Science and Technology Museum


The Canada Science and Technology Museum is located in Ottawa, Ontario, on St. Laurent Boulevard, to the south of the Queensway. The National Museum of Science and Technology was established in 1967 as a Centennial project by the Canadian Government. It was the first museum to employ interactive exhibits. The role of the Museum is to help the public to understand the technological and scientific history of Canada and the ongoing relationships between science, technology and Canadian society.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum fulfills its mission through its collection, permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits, special events, school programs, workshops and demonstrations, publications, loans, conferences and lectures, expert advice, and joint action with other museums and organizations with similar goals and interests.
The subject areas covered by the collections and curatorial staff include: communications; domestic technology, energy, forestry, graphic arts, land transportation, marine transportation, mining, and physical sciences & space. The museum's collections include more than 40,000 artifacts, 60,000 pieces of trade literature and almost a million photographs. Its library is open to the public and the resources of the Reserve Collections may be used by researchers by prior arrangement.
Permanent exhibits include Innovation Canada about Canadian inventors and inventors, Connexions about the evolution of communications, Digital Networks, Canada in Space, the Locomotive Pavilion and an exhibit about canoes. Highlighted artifacts include the Canadian National Railways 6400 steam locomotive, ZEEP nuclear reactor from the Atomic Energy of Canada's laboratories at Chalk River, Ontario, the Tokamak de Varennes fusion reactor, Black Brant rocket and launcher, and Titanic model. Furthermore, there are exhibits highlighting research by other Canadian government scientific research organizations, and the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame.
The museum sits in Technology Park where visitors can also visit the Cape North (Nova Scotia lighthouse which was first used at Cape Race, Newfoundland in 1856. The CN 6200 steam locomotive, a Conair Atlas rocket, an oil well pump jack, and the Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory with the 15 in (380 mm) refracting telescope originally from the Dominion Observatory.
How to Reach:
 1867 boul. Saint-Laurent Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3, Canada (613) 991-3044
Website:
 http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
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