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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  • August 10, 2017
    OK for kids, a little boring for the adults. It is mainly the attractions for children. There are some interesting sections as part of rapeseed and canola, agriculture by satellite and the presentation on the food. The few present animals in general are treated very ordinarily, for example cows have almost no space where they are attached and the water of sheep outside was messy. A little care.
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  • August 6, 2017
    I live nearby and use the farm to drive through taking my daughter to work at the CIVIC. I just was there to watch fire works last weekend. I go to the gardens with my black cat COCO she enjoys it and...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Located in the South of the city of Ottawa centre, the agriculture Museum is $10 per adult and $7 per child. The visit is of approximately for 2 hours. You can visit several buildings which include the animals inside and several others on learning about farming and agriculture. Also, animals are outdoors. In some areas, we have even a chance to touch the biquettes, sheep and calves. During the summer, for an additional fee, there are tours to carriage with horses. If you like the farm animals, or spend time with your children, I would recommend it.
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  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    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!
  • April 25, 2017
    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!
  • June 28, 2017
    Great for taking the kids. Lots to do and see. Includes a park and venue for birthday parties.

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