This summer experience high flying fun at the Alberta Aviation Museum! Located right in the heart of Edmonton at the historic Blatchford Field, this unique museum allows the public to explore the jets, bombers, bush planes and more that have played a key role in our skies. For almost a century Blatchford Field has hosted countless pioneer’s of flight and has been home to the evolution of flight in Northern Alberta.
The Alberta Aviation Museum is a great summer destination for both aviation enthusiasts and families alike. Current offerings include everything from hands-on exhibits to drop-in family programs and special annual events. If you have ever wanted the chance to see a variety of planes up close and personal, learn to run a flight simulator or explore the role of an air traffic controller, this is the place!
Guest Exhibit: Eyes on the Skies
Learn what it takes to manage air traffic with the Eyes on the Skies guest exhibit at the Alberta Aviation Museum! This special exhibition was developed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in collaboration with NAV CANADA to give visitors the chance to explore the rapid evolution of air traffic management, systems, people, and technologies that keep skies safe. Have fun testing your skills with a variety of highly interactive experiences, while learning more about how air traffic is managed safely and efficiently. With a mix of historical and contemporary content, this is a great introduction to Canada’s air navigation system and the critical role it plays in the aviation industry.
Purchase your advanced, time-entry tickets today.
Prices are $15/adults, $12/students/seniors, $9.50/children 6-12.
Children 5 and under are free.
YEG Honeycomb Partnership
The Alberta Aviation Museum has partnered with YEG Honeycomb to help guests discover a new form of flight – honeybees! Enlisted as their new flight ambassadors, the museum is thrilled to welcome the arrival of the two colonies. This unique program sees two pollinator penthouses stationed and tended to at the historic Blatchford Field hangar. Learn all about the “buzz” this initiative is creating through drop-in Bee Talks led by a professional beekeeper. These community talks will focus on the importance of bees, how they have contributed to the rich history of the area, and how they will continue to be an integral part of a new chapter on sustainability.
Bee talks are included in the price of admission. Check for the latest scheduled Bee Talks.
Open Cockpit Day
Join the Alberta Aviation Museum as their biggest event of the year makes it’s return on September 25, 2021. During the 6th Annual Open Cockpit Day, visitors can find themselves in the seat of an authentic piece of aviation history! From 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to look inside the crew doors of several historical aircrafts and get rare access to the helm of a Lockheed Starfighter. Join in the celebrations with special family programming, guest presentations, photo booth opportunities and food trucks available throughout the day. While there, take in the new Eyes on the Skies exhibit or learn more about the YEG Honeycomb partnership.
Advance tickets go on sale August 15. Visit the Alberta Aviation Museum website to learn more.
Special event pricing will be in effect:
$20/adults, $17/students/seniors, $14.50/children 6-12
Children 5 and under are free.
Family Pass: (2 adults and Up to 4 children/youth): $42.50
Visit The Alberta Aviation Museum:
Time: Tuesday – Sunday, & Holidays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum (11410 Kingsway NW Edmonton)