Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa

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Learn about Canada's rich history and advancements in farming science and technology with a visit to Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. The museum houses a modern working farm, including exhibits on tractors, bees, potash deposits, the science of food, the history of agriculture, and even manure. Goats, pigs, cows, llamas, and donkeys are among the animals to see. Tour the grounds, inspect the crops, and aid in the harvest with a wagon ride around the property. Watch the cooks do a live cooking demonstration in the kitchen and sample some of the treats. Snacks and drinks are available from vending machines, but if you want a full meal you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. Arrange to visit Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and other attractions in Ottawa using our Ottawa trip itinerary planning app .
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  • We were there recently with our grand-son (4yo) and he enjoyed it tremendously. There are live animals that he can pet, and there was an exhibition with several staff members explaining things and pla...  more »
  • Big enough to spend good time field. Interesting place to understand the issue of the power of our society and technological effort related. Leah animals presented are few, but the goal is to shown the animal in the middle of farm life. It is good for children and beginners. Exposure to the conservation of food is very interesting and well presented. This is the first I see like this.
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  • I love coming to the museum and visiting the animals at various times of the year. If you go in the spring you'll get to see all the sweet babies. They even have events where they shear the sheep or t...  more »
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  • Great for the kids. They have daily activities and lots of different animals. The hosts seen to be a favourite. The new Canola exhibit really just feels like some sort of propaganda campaign by the canola industry though. Skip through that and go see the tractor exhibit in behind. Spring is a great time to go when all the baby animals are born.
  • Definitely the best museum in Ottawa to visit mid Summer. Lots to see and do bring a picnic basket and enjoy the day. The farm animals are happy and healthy . No museum in North America will give u the experience with a live working farm you will get here.
  • Was here in November of 2017. The tour was excellent, I learned a lot about food and agriculture practices in Canada as well as a lot about cows! My favourite part was probably the activity we did where we were asked to categorize or grade cows on their attributes. Really gave me a lot of insight that I hope I never forget! Would definitely recommend.
  • Very good place to remember the old way of doing things on a farm if you're past fifty years old. If you have small children, it is a good place to bring them to see farm animals.
  • Skinny cows, calves taken away from their mothers right at birth, cows fed on corn silage (fermented corn that makes cows sick and shorten their lives), promoting fertilizer for healthy eating, I need to say no more. This museum is propaganda for the pesticides and fertilizer companies.

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