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9 Popular Attractions In Ottawa You Can Finally Visit Again In Step 3

So many places are reopening their doors! 😍

Step three of Ontario's reopening plan starts on July 16, and many Ottawa attractions have announced when they will be opening their doors.

Get ready to revisit some of your favourite museums and galleries. Some popular sites like the National Gallery Of Canada and the Canadian War Museum have new exhibits you'll want to experience.

Here is what you can expect when visiting these National Capital gems.

Diefenbunker

Price: $17.50 per person

When: Wednesday, July 21

Address: 3929 Carp Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: For a one-of-a-kind experience, you can go underground and explore a gigantic Cold War bunker. The Diefenbunker will have one-way walking paths throughout the museum and reduced capacity, but all the exhibits will be open.

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Canadian Museum Of Nature

Price: $16 per person (free Thursdays from 4-7 p.m.)

When: Friday, July 16

Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you enjoy an up-close view of all the massive dinosaurs. They also will have a new Sound Scavenger Hunt where you'll have to follow clues to find six items. To visit, you'll need a timed online ticket and will have to follow one-way signs.

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National Gallery Of Canada

Price: $20 per person (free Thursdays from 5-8 p.m.)

When: Friday, July 16

Address: 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There will be four new exhibitions to see, including Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity And Competition, where you can see over 100 works of art from the world-famous artist.

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Smash Room Ottawa

Price: $29.99+ per person

When: Friday, July 16

Address: 889 Lady Ellen Pl., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's the perfect spot to de-stress, as you can grab a baseball bat and start smashing objects within the room. Some of the enhanced cleaning protocols they are following include having all coveralls and gloves cleaned between each use, while face shields and surfaces are frequently disinfected.

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Canada Aviation And Space Museum

Price: $15 per person (Free daily from 3-4 p.m.)

When: Saturday, July 17

Address: 11 Prom. Aviation Pkwy., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Inside you'll be able to see so many different types of aircrafts and the original Canadarm.

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Ottawa Art Gallery

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, July 21

Address: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to pay a thing to visit, but you will need to reserve a time slot online. As of July 21, you'll be able to see all the colourful artwork inside, including a new photography exhibition.

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Canadian War Museum

Price: $17 per person (Free Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.)

When: Saturday, July 17

Address: 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Inside, you'll be able to tour the many impressive spaces, but the Memorial Hall will remain closed. From July 23, you can also see the World Press Photo – Exhibition 2021, which has 159 photographs from news headlines and everyday life.

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Canada Agriculture And Food Museum

Price: $12.25 per person (Free daily from 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

When: Friday, July 16

Address: 901 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can purchase a timed-entry ticket to visit a working farm right in the middle of the city.

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Canada Science And Technology Museum

Price: $17 per person (Free daily from 3-4 p.m.)

When: Friday, July 16

Address: 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like a kid again and be filled with wonder as you visit the impressive exhibits that explore topics like sound, wearable technology, and medicine.

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