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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  • Awesome place to visit with kids. They get to see and learn a little about farm animals. I personally learned some facts about veggies and canola oil extraction.  more »
  • We headed out to see a museum and we found several farms. It was extremely well done. My little niece just loved it, she played in the kitchen area for an hour just making up plates of food on the sto...  more »
  • This place is a working farm and teaches the kids about what goes on at the farm and how cows are milked etc. Never met a kid who didnt love comming here.  more »
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  • Interesting visit, but not for everyone. Plenty of farm animals to see and history to learn. The smell can be a little "rural" for some people, it is a farm after all. Worth a visit with your kids.
  • Family friendly environment - my 3 year old sister had a complete ball here. Fun and interactive, you can pet the animals. I really enjoyed my time spent with the calfs, they were so soft and sweet. I bonded with Karalika. The staff is helpful too.
  • Wow! Was not expecting such a cool museum. I'm 29 and found it fascinating! Lots of different farm animals to see. Very informative. The exhibit on preservation was really really well done. Very picturesque. A hidden gem!
  • As young adults, my friends and I were hoping to have an enjoyable (educational, but not boring and surrounded by children type) experience at this museum. To our surprise, we achieved just that. Thanks to the museums not being too busy on the gorgeous Sunday (strange, but fine with me) we learned a lot about Canada's agricultural history and future! We also got to see some really adorable and well taken care of farm animals. In addition to the paid exhibits, the surrounding land is covered in gorgeous and informative hiking trails. I would definitely recommend this as an activity for any eco-minded Canadian finding themselves in Ottawa!
  • Great for taking the kids. Lots to do and see. Includes a park and venue for birthday parties.

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