When to visit museums in Ottawa for free

Museums are always a great place to visit with children, however, it can become quite expensive to visit a museum. They are, however, hands down the best way to both entertain and educate your children. Exploring the Ottawa Museums with kids doesn’t have to be a chore, nor does it have to break the bank, because let’s be honest, they aren’t exactly free…or are they?

Museums in Europe tend to have one night per month where they are open to the public for free. Here is a list of when to visit museums in Ottawa for FREE with the kids!

  • Children’s Museum: every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, Canada Day (July 1st) and Remembrance Day (November 11th)
  • Canadian War Museum:  every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m, Canada Day (July 1st), Remembrance Day (November 11th)
  • National Gallery of Canada: every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m, Canada Day (July 1st), and at all times for children under the age of 12.

Be sure to come back regularly as our family explores each and every one of these museums, on free evenings and paid tickets during the day, to bring you our reviews and photos.

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