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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa
(4/5 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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  • If you are travelling with children don't miss this attraction, they will love. A different place that offers a learning about natural food. The animals are cute and super cool site. I loved.
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  • This is an incredible museum in the heart of the city. The Central Experimental Farm is a national historic site, a working lab and at the heart of it is the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM)....  more »
  • 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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  • Great spot to go with the kids. A season pass is the best deal in town (Ag museum + Aviation + Science and Tech whennit reopens). The museum is great but we go all the time just to let the animals and see what was born this week. It is an actual working farm.
  • Great place to take kids! They love the animals and the playground is fantastic. Interesting demonstrations held regularly for the older kids. Lots of walking between buildings but very accessible by stroller.
  • 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.
  • Great museum for kids. If you live in town, the season pass is excellent value.
  • Great for kids. Up close and personal with all the farm animals