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 please for kids. Walking areas are all paved and concrete and the whole facility is very clean. Lots of animals and you get right up close to them. Very informative too if you read everything. They have a play structure and outdoor eating areas. They also have an indoor eating area with a vending machine. There is a chip wagon on site.
  • Really great for kids! This museum has animals to pet and attractions that will probably appeal more to the little ones (though who doesn't love petting animals). There is a beautiful garden on the property they often host events that are fun for all ages, so there's still enough for adults to enjoy this museum too.
  • I hadn't been here since I was a little girl. It was such a great experience. There was so much for my 3year old to do. She got to see and learn about the animals, play at the park, try a vanilla bean pear muffin, learn about soil science and grow her own bean, make and taste ice cream and go on her first wagon ride. The staff were so informative and friend. My daughter had a great time.
  • Great exhibit, but not able to stay long with kids. Pack your own snacks - zero food onsite - but there aren't many places to sit and eat your snacks if the weather isn't perfect. There are some picnic tables and a few risers scattered around, however, and a nice play structure when you need to shake out the silliness.
  • Excellent place to spend time with your children. Horses, cows and small animals available for watching/ touching. Playground area, indoor pretending kitchen area, learning room and more.

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