Family fun, learning something new, and spending time together — sounds like just the Family Day we need! Your family is invited to join The Military Museums this Family Day to explore Canada’s military, past and present, and enjoy special family-friendly activities.

Besides seeing authentic armoured vehicles, fighter planes, weapons, and one-of-a-kind artifacts, The Military Museums is bringing you extra Family Day fun this year. Hold genuine artifacts from history, join a gallery tour, play military board games, watch a black powder demonstration, learn about your family military history, and get to “Ask a Conservator” from the U of C on preserving family heirlooms. Kids can do a craft or head off on a Scavenger Hunt. Be sure to leave time for a tour of the exhibition – Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Canadian Military Medicine in the Founders’ Gallery too!

When you visit The Military Museums, it’s a walk through history. Discover a First World War trench, learn about two of Canada’s famed tank units, and hear the story behind Canada’s victory at Vimy. Kids can get up close with a real tank and a fighter jet and imagine the world beyond their backyard.

The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada’s Army, Air Force, and Navy and educating the public, particularly young people, about Canada’s military. You’ll hear the stories of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, through their tragedies, sacrifices, and victories. This award-winning facility is home to seven museums, an art gallery, and a world-class public lending library. It is the second-largest military museum in the country.

The Military Museums Gift Experience (Family Fun Calgary)

What are you doing for Family Day? Join The Military Museums for a day spent learning and playing together!

The Military Museums’ Family Day:

When: February 19, 2024
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: The Military Museums
Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB