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Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Hangar T-2, 958 Ferry Road
Winnipeg MB  R3H 0Y8

Region: Winnipeg
Primary Phone: 204-786-5503

Email: Email Now
Website: http://www.royalaviationmuseum.com/

Admission: Adult: $10.00, Adult 60+: $7.50, Youth and Student (25 and under with valid student ID): $7.50, Children (Ages 3-12): $5.00, Children (Age 2 and Under): Free

Regular Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sundays: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Off Season Hours:
New Year’s Day (Jan 1): Closed Louis Riel Day (Third Monday in February): 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Good Friday (April 14 in 2017): Closed Easter Sunday (April 16 in 2017): 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Easter Monday (April 17 in 2017): 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Victoria Day (Monday preceding May 25): 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Canada Day (July 1): 12:00 am – 5:00 pm August Civic Holiday (First Monday in August): 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Labour Day (First Monday in September): 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thanksgiving Day (Second Monday in October): 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Remembrance Day (November 11): 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Day (December 24): Closed at noon Christmas Day (December 25): Closed Boxing Day (December 26): Closed New Year’s Eve (December 31): Closed at noon

About the Museum:

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada offers a unique mix of history and science. Enter through ‘Gate 1’ – the original Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) passenger terminal – step back in time and let the pioneer aviators of the north take you on an inspirational journey through time!

Your visit will be filled with tales from the sky, great ideas (and not so great ideas) in flight, and a true appreciation for the adventuring spirit.

The original aircraft hangar, including several one-of-a-kind aircraft, such as Canada’s first helicopter, the CL-84 Tilt-wing, our ‘flying saucer’ Avrocar, and of course, historic military jets, bushplanes and commercial aircraft.

The Windsock Gift Shop is Canada’s largest aviation book store. We carry books that feature the Canadian Air Force, bush flying, aviation biographies, children’s stories and more. There is also a wide selection of aviation gifts, memorabilia, toys, model kits, prints, posters and pins. Be sure to drop in while you’re visiting the museum.

Skyways Discovery Zone is the interactive discovery exhibit – a place where children can interact with the exhibits that demonstrate gravity and other aspects of flight. There are cockpits to climb into, engines to explore and many buttons and levers to push and pull… and an indoor runway perfect for paper airplanes.

Museum Events:

Paper Plane Games

Ready to Fly!  Join us at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada as we salute the Canada Summer Games with our very own PAPER PLANE GAMES!  All day, everyday from July 28-August 13! 

Scour our 90,000 sq. ft. hangar with our Flags of Canada Scavenger Hunt featuring all 13 provincial and territorial flags.

Test an array of designs in our Paper Plane Factory. Customize your paper plane in our Science Soars: Aerodynamic Test Zone to make it fly farther, faster, and longer. Put your plane through its paces with a variety of skill testing games and challenges.

Everyday at 1pm test your design against other visitors from all over the country for the furthest distance throw and see if your Province or Territory comes out on top. Each day the champion plane will be posted on our social media leaderboard. The winning Province or Territory will have bragging rights and be announced on social media on August 14th

 Fold it, tweak it and test the aerodynamics before releasing your plane for a place in our record books! 

For more info check out our website: 

http://www.royalaviationmuseum.com/9906/event-paper-plane-gamesready-to-fly/

 

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