Museum Passes

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 householdno 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