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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Museum shows what farming was and less than it is today because of the age of the facilities with animals. In return, it gives a charm to the place. There seemed to be little information in the station with the animals, but the Museum sections were interesting. The visit is done relatively quickly.
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  • The Agricultural Museum is one of my favourite places to visit. Children love getting up close and personal with the animals. It also has a great deal of educational opportunities. The animals are wel...  read more »
  • As we live in Ottawa we visit the farm at least six times a year with our Grandchildren. We usually spend about two hours enjoying the animals and visiting the playground. Last year my Grand daughter ...  read more »
  • Pros: This place is an absolute must if you have young children (ours are 2 and 3). Exhibits that are great for the kids include the bee exhibit and the food preservation exhibit. Both are indoors so you can go when the weather is bad. Lots of fun things for them to play with. When the weather is good, have a picnic next to their playground. We live in the city and pop by this place to tucker the kids out before nap. The special events are also awesome. They just had their Sheep Shearing festival, where you can see sheep herding as well as shearing. They also had a Border Collie agility course that was amazing. Only draw back for us was that you need to get there a bit early to get a spot, and they take a long time to introduce the dogs and fill your brains with knowledge. Our 2 year old couldn't handle the wait so we missed it this year. They also have lots of activities to do with wool (the original spin class). Also, they recently paved the paths in the museum and most of the other construction is over, so it's a lot less dusty now. Cons: They only have vending machines for food (irony?), or sometimes they have a food truck there, so pack a lunch. Anyway, I love this place.
  • Stopped by for free admission in the last hour. Great place to see some animals! Lots of stuff to see and do for kids!
  • While educational for city-folk, I am always bothered by the conditions animals are kept in. I grew up in the country side, and this is definitely not an example of best practices. It is however most certainly an "experimental" farm.
  • We went to the Ice Cream Festival and wandered through the museum while we were there. Very interesting place! Definitely a great place to take the kids and show them a farm. We had a great day!
  • Excellent learning opportunities for kids and the whole family. Too rarely are kids exposed to where food comes from these days... This place will do just that.
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