Museums in Vaughan

One, Two, or Four General Admission Passes to the Gardiner Museum (Up to 58% Off)

Gardiner Museum

Downtown Toronto

C$12 C$6

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Canada’s national ceramics museum has a specialized collection comprised of more than 3,000 pieces hailing from as far as Japan and Italy

Odditorium, 4D Theatre, or Waxworks Visit for Two or Three at Ripley's Believe it or Not! (Up to 49% Off)

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Niagara Falls

C$31.61 C$16

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Explore a wax museum, an immersive moving theatre, or one of Ripley's world-famous collections of global artifacts and oddities

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Aerospace Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Aerospace Museum

Niagara Aerospace Museum

$16 $9

Set in the former terminal of the Niagara Falls Internantional Airport, the museum showcases a variety of classic planes and helicopters

C$10 for Two-Hour Upper Deck and Engine Room Boat Walking Tour of the S.S. Keewatin (Up to C$20 Value)

S.S. Keewatin

Port Mc Nicoll

C$20 C$10

Two-hour tours traverse the most interesting parts of the S.S. Keewatin, exploring Edwardian staterooms and a Titanic-era engine

C$10 for Family Day Pass for 2 Adults & 4 Youths Age 5-14 to Lang Pioneer Village Museum (C$20 Value)

Lang Pioneer Village Museum

Keene

C$20 C$10

With restored buildings and costumed interpreters performing tasks such as printmaking, an outdoor museum recreates a 19th-century village

$35 for Mummies of the World: The Exhibition Final Weeks at Buffalo Museum of Science (Up to $54 Value)

Buffalo Museum of Science - G1

Buffalo

$54 $35

Audio tours, multimedia exhibits, 3-D animation reveal secrets of real mummies from many different eras and continents; closing in September

Admission or Membership to Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park (Up to 50% Off).

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park and Museum

$20 $11

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Military cruisers, helicopters and army tanks enthrall guests; members receive discounted shop purchases and access to exhibit openings.

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When George Gardiner began collecting ceramics in 1976, he was only interested in decorating his home. But soon his passion for pottery and porcelain grew, and, rather than build a second home entirely from teapots, he co-founded the Gardiner Museum in 1984 with his wife, Helen. Today, the museum's collection has ballooned to include more than 3,000 pieces, encompassing everything from Japanese sake pots and Canadian ceramic sculptures to Italian Renaissance maiolica plates.

Objects from the core collection share space in the museum with special exhibitions. One of these is the annual 12 Trees of Christmas, a display of holiday trees. The museum supplements its showings with events such as lectures and ceramics-inspired meals, as well as clay classes for budding adult and child ceramicists. Visitors can even take home pieces from the Gardiner Shop, which sells Canadian ceramics, as well as international jewelry, scarves, and glasswork.

111 Queens Park
Toronto,
ON
CA

The Royal Ontario Museum is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. By combining universal cultures and natural history into one museum, the ROM aims to engage its audiences from across the globe in the relationship between nature and humanity. This fundamental link is explored through the museum's many collections and programs, offering a wide breadth of experience in both areas.

2014 also marks 100 years since the ROM's momentous opening, and the museum is planning a year-long anniversary celebration of both its legacy and its potential going forward. The ROM will kick off another century of lively, relevant content and programming to build a community among future generations of visitors who pass through its halls.

100 Queens Pk
Toronto,
ON
CA

Since its opening in 1961, the Canadian Automotive Museum has honored the automotive industry by displaying mint-condition vehicles, some of which date back to the beginning of the 20th century. Many of these cars were manufactured in Canada, whereas others come from America or overseas?but each one has a history that educates and entices visitors.

  • Size: 25,000 square feet, enough room to hold more than 60 vehicles plus motorcycles, bicycles, and trucks

  • The Building: a former 1920's car dealership, featuring the original elevator that moved cars from floor to floor when they were too lazy to take the stairs

  • Eye Catcher: the only remaining 1903 Redpath Messenger; built in Kitchener, its original owner was one of the first employees of the famed Canadian car company

  • Don't Miss: Lady Eaton's 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

  • Pro Tip: the museum and gift shop are both cash only, so hit the ATM on your way there

99 Simcoe St S
Oshawa,
ON
CA

The Niagara Historical Society & Museum seeks out the details of local historical events to highlight the stories behind the history. This quest for the details began when the Historical Society’s first president and museum founder, Janet Carnochan, wrote about the history of the community and collected artifacts that represent the history of the region. The museum collection began in 1896, and grew to chronicle the battles, refugee emigrations, and recreational developments that shaped the region. Today the museum houses more than 8,000 artifacts and 40,000 documents that rotate through the permanent exhibits, including a powder horn belonging to Chief Joseph Brant, uniforms from the War of 1812, and early Canadianna furniture. The museum’s historical significance even extends to the three separate buildings that house its artifacts. The high-school building was originally constructed in 1875, and Memorial Hall was recognized as the oldest museum building in the province by the Ontario Heritage Trust.

43 Castlereagh St
Niagara on the Lake,
ON
CA

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks entices curious families and individual seekers with rooms brimming with waxified legends, people, and achievements. Today's Groupon grants admission for two guests into Waxworks' sprawling English Tudor–style building, which houses 16 theme galleries, filled with glossy tableaus of more than 100 true-to-life wax figures crafted by international artists. Past and present celebrities—including film and music stars, politicians, religious figures, and famous heroes and villains—pause from high-stakes staring contests for photo opportunities with passing patrons. Sit on Oprah's couch, snuggle into bed with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, or play host to an unblinking audience of invisible fish.

4915 Clifton Hill
Niagara Falls,
ON
CA

Ripley?s has enthralled audiences for more than nine decades with its dedication to revealing odd and unexplainable rarities from around the globe. But it all began with one man: Robert Ripley, a wildly successful and eccentric character who rose to fame during the first half of the 20th century. After selling his first cartoon to Life magazine at age 14, he set out on a quick-paced career of drawing sports cartoons for the New York Globe. During a slow day at the office, he sketched nine unusual sporting events and finished his work with a title: ?Believe It or Not!? It became immensely popular, allowing Ripley to travel the world in search of more bizarre stories to put into his comic strips. While visiting relatively unknown areas in locales such as India, China, and the inside of his neighbor?s chimney, he picked up a slew of unbelievable souvenirs that later became fixtures in several of Ripley?s museums, or as they?re affectionately called today, Odditoriums. Ripley?s now encompasses publications, attractions, a television show, and a blog, all of which carry Ripley?s tradition of reporting on the world?s curiosities.

4983 Clifton Hill
Niagara Falls,
ON
CA