A Showcase for Science: The Canada Science and Technology Museum

The Canada Science and Technology Museum, which has been closed for renovations since 2014, will reopen November 17—just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The 80,000-square-foot Ottawa facility will feature historical breakthroughs as well as a hands-on look at the latest innovations, from augmented reality to wearable technologies. Among the facility’s 11 exhibitions will be Steam: A World in Motion, which will include four iconic locomotives, a wind-tunnel model, and a working steam engine complete with a virtual-reality booth that will let visitors experience the engine interactively. A children’s gallery, meanwhile, will incorporate a car-building station where kids can learn how vehicles are designed and built while developing problem-solving skills.—Margie Goldsmith