Contact the Canadian Automotive Museum

 

 

99 Simcoe Street South
Central Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7

(905) 576-1222

Since 1963 the Canadian Automotive Museum has preserved and shared the history of the Canadian automotive industry.

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Family Fun

The Canadian Automotive Museum is a family-friendly venue with a activities and events for all-ages. Children under 5 to to teenagers are capitivated by the cars on display. 

Family & Kid's Activities

Whether you are on a family road trip across Canada or visiting from north Oshawa, the Canadian Automotive Museum is a great place to bring the kids. The museum's collection of cars captivates kids from under 5 to teenagers. Activities and worksheets are available in the galleries to keep family members of all attention spans entertained. Kids will enjoy getting their picture taken in authentic 1920s automobile or a "mini" McLaughlin-Buick - complete with a working horn. 

Celebrate both March Break and St. Patrick's Day at the Canadian Automotive Museum.

Celebrate both March Break and St. Patrick's Day at the Canadian Automotive Museum.

Children's Crafts and Activity Days

During Family Day, March Break, Kids Day, Doors Open Oshawa, and Winter Break at the Canadian Automotive Museum families can take part in special crafts and activities. Children can make a race car crafts, enjoy holiday activity sheets, and test their riddle-solving skills on Scavenger Road. Visit our events page for more information on upcoming activity days. 

The Canadian Automotive Museum's race car craft is popular with children ages 6-12. 

The Canadian Automotive Museum's race car craft is popular with children ages 6-12. 

Guided Tours

Take a guided tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum galleries with one of our knowledgeable guides. Guided tours are available daily throughout the summer months and on Saturdays year-round. Afraid your children don't have the attention span? Our guides bring the collection to life with exciting stories of high speed races, daring criminals, and more than a few comical characters. Special themed tours are also available throughout the year with topics including Spooky Halloween stories and Romantic Valentines tales. Visit our events page for more information on upcoming guided tours and special events at the Canadian Automotive Museum. 

Jump into our mini McLaughlin Buick for a fun photo op. Don't forget to try out the horn! 

Jump into our mini McLaughlin Buick for a fun photo op. Don't forget to try out the horn! 

The perfect family photo

Take a picture in our mini-Buick or a full-sized 1926 Chevrolet Depot Hack in the lobby. Kids will enjoy this unique historical experience and parents will garner loads of social media likes.

The Museum's galleries are a great place to be inspired during March Break. 

The Museum's galleries are a great place to be inspired during March Break. 

Spend a Day with the kids in Oshawa

There's tons for families to do in downtown Oshawa. Grab lunch while you are downtown at one of Oshawa's great local restaurants and head to another of Oshawa's great local attractions. These include the Ontario Regiment Museum where children can get up close with real military tanks, the Oshawa Community Museum for fun 19th century activities, and artistic adventures at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Check out a list of other local museums on our nearby attractions page