IMPORTANT**: Please note: Due to COVID-19, we encourage patrons to check the museum website before visiting. Almost all museums require buying your tickets online in advance in order to secure a timed visit.
In connection with the Canadian Federal Government, Department of Canadian Heritage
, we offer free family passes for many of the museums found in Ottawa and the Ottawa area.
Borrowing and using a Family Pass is easy!
1. Sign out the Family Pass on an adult card for a one week loan period. Limit of one pass per household, no renewals. Late fee is $1/day. Holds are not allowed on passes.
2. Bring your pass to the museum for admission.
3. Enjoy your visit!
The Library offers free family passes to the following Federal Museums:
And the Ingenium Pass
which includes these museums on the same pass:
The following Museums offer FREE admission to their permanent exhibits on Thursdays:
- Canadian Museum of Nature (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
- National Gallery of Canada (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
- Canadian Museum of History (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
- Canadian War Museum (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
FREE Admission DAILY between 4:00pm-5:00pm:
- Canadian Agriculture & Food Museum
- Canadian Aviation & Space Museum
- Canada Science & Technology Museum
Seasonal Passes: (Only available during certain times of the year)
- Ontario Parks day-use vehicle parking pass
- Gatineau Park Winter Trail passes