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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Canada Agriculture and Food Museum by using our Ottawa vacation planner.
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  • I came here with my 3 year-old nephew. I would say this attraction is most suited to the 3-6 year old age group, particularly children who like animals. Plenty of farm animals to visit, including an i...  more »
  • it was very busy but we loved it, the best was the bunny agility race and the baby pigs, I think it is great for the kids to learn about farm life  more »
  • When you think about it, farming, regardless what it is, is a science. This working farm, museum and science centre has a reciprocal agreement with the Ontario Science Centre in Ontario where admissio...  more »
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  • Our favourite spot for family weekends. Love their gardens! Farm is very educational for both, kids and adults. A must visit place in Ottawa. Huge parking lot is available. Could write much more but it's better to just come and see it.
  • 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!
  • We visited on a quiet day there wasn't much to be done or see since we visited in winter. Visiting the barn was ok but not super impressive what make our visit worthwhile was the excellent presentation buy the staff. My kids had the chance to cook a bread with the lovely Madeleine, she is so good with kids. The lady (I didn't get her name) at the maple demo was super kind too. To summarize, the quality and welcoming of the staff made our visit excellent.
  • 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!
  • We were there for Easter celebration. Our 20 month toddler was super excited about the farm animals, but for the rest of activities, like understanding how the cheese is made, or where the eggs come from or do some baking etc., he was too small. For preschool kids definitely a place to spend whole day.