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The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is located at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm, which traces its roots to 1886 and is the world’s only working farm in the heart of a capital city. The Museum offers programs and exhibitions on Canada’s...more
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861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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I visited the farm with my 2 years old daugter and we were really enjoying our time there. In the middle of the farm there is a nice playground so we divided our time between playground and visiting animals. The farm gives great opportunity to...More
My kid enjoyed watching Holstein cows milking, corn oil cooking demo and upclose encounter with Alpacas. Agricultural museum with a working farm zoo in heart of city is a nice edu-entertaining experience.
Among the numerous museums in the city, I found relevant to visit the Canadian Museum of Agriculture and Food since food is one of our most pressing concern in life. At the Learning Center, there are two interesting ongoing exhibits. The first one is a...More
Date of experience: September 2018
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IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs Team at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018
Thanks for sharing your comments. The exhibition "Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada" is indeed an art exhibition presented in partnership with the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA). If you do have any questions about the plants on display please feel free to reach...More
I was born and raised on the farm, so farm animals are very familiar to me. However, for my grandchildren, who live in Ottawa, this is a great opportunity to see farm animals close up (even pet them). They can also learn about agriculture -...More
I bought the Ottawa 3 museums pass (Aviation, Science, and agriculture). From all the museums this one is the least impressive. If you like to see the farm animals you will love this place you can see pigs, cows, horses, and chickens. You will learn...More
Date of experience: August 2018
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs Team at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018
Thank-you for sharing your comments and feedback. As a Museum and working farm our role is to share with visitors where food comes from and how farming occurs in Canada
I took my kids for our annual visit to the museum today.
The kids love the livestock. The crowing rooster was the big hit this time. My daughter loved 'driving' the tractor, and it was hard to tear either of them away from the playground....More
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Hello, The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a working farm. One of the goals of the Museum is to show where food comes from and how a typical Canadian farm operates. There are many farm staff that take great care of the... More
Hello, The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a working farm. One of the goals of the Museum is to show where food comes from and how a typical Canadian farm operates. There are many farm staff that take great care of the animals on the farm. The health and happiness of the animals is very important to all our staff. The animals get regular vet visits to ensure they are healthy. The Beef Cattle and horses go outside daily year round. The sheep and goats spend most of the spring, summer and fall outdoors. The dairy cows go outside nightly once the field is safe (in the spring, summer and fall), after their evening milking. At a young age the calf are mostly kept in separate pens in the barn, but they do spend time outside together. The older cows that are not currently being milked do spend most of the spring, summer and fall outdoors.