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Looking for something different for March Break? Kids will love the Aerospace Defence Museum

There will be games to play as you explore the museum

So it's day two of the March break and already the kids are bored.

Looking for something high interest, but low cost (free)?

See: Hidden gem: 22 Wing Museum of Aerospace Defence

There's plenty to see and do at the Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence at 22 Wing/CFB North Bay.

This is actually the sixth year that the museum has opened its doors for March break visitors to experience the amazing history of jets, radar, missiles, and children can participate in scavenger hunts, craft tables and even make their own military medal.

"You can also write to troops serving overseas or a World War Two veteran and we'll send them out at the end of the week," explains Curatorial Assistant Bethany Aitchison. "It's been busier than expected, but that's great. We've had people coming in that have never been here before and also have a lot of grandparents bringing in grandkids."

One kid magnet is the cockpit of a CT-133 Silverstar T-Bird which children (and adults) can climb in to.

"It's a fighter jet so it's very, very popular because it is full of buttons and everyone loves pushing buttons. But kids just love just looking at stuff," says Aitchison.

The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence is open from noon - 4 p.m. all week so you and your family can explore a hundred years of Air Force history. 

And it's free! (donations are accepted)

Get directions here.


Jeff Turl

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