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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

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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
+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to see some animals up close. There were so many babies when we went. Not a lot of walking and you can go through it in about 2 hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pet37
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is an excellent venue for all ages, kids especially. Several day camps available but you have to hurry to reserve a spot as they fill up very quickly. The grounds alone are breathtaking.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Francine D
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KoszEd
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank pdoma
Reviewed September 6, 2018

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

Reviewed September 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

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
Thank Tomer79
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

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Great for kids and families, even teens will love it. See farm animals, crops and learn interesting things of all sorts. Often taste foods.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hubsaum
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I visit the museum with my 5 years old daughter. She loved it so much ww had a great 2 hours tour . Definitely recommend for family with young kids

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nina S
June 8, 2018|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
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
Eleanor H
March 23, 2018|
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Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Thank-you for sharing your feedback :)