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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

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861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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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 agricultural heritage, food literacy, and on the benefits and relationship of agricultural science and technology to Canadians’ everyday lives. It provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see diverse breeds of farm animals important to Canadian agriculture past and present, and to learn about the food they eat. In addition to breeds common to Canadian agriculture, such as Holstein dairy cows and Angus beef cows, the Museum also has Canadienne dairy cows, Tamworth pigs, and Clydesdale horses. Many other breeds of dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, poultry, goats, and rabbits round out the collection. Public programming includes special weekend theme events, school programs, camps, tours and demonstrations.
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861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there recently with our grand-son (4yo) and he enjoyed it tremendously. There are live animals that he can pet, and there was an exhibition with several staff members explaining things and playing with him. Parking is a little far from the buildings, especially...More

Thank MichaelOttawa_Canada
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

I love coming to the museum and visiting the animals at various times of the year. If you go in the spring you'll get to see all the sweet babies. They even have events where they shear the sheep or teach about specific animals and...More

Thank Chelsea K
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to visit with kids. They get to see and learn a little about farm animals. I personally learned some facts about veggies and canola oil extraction.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We headed out to see a museum and we found several farms. It was extremely well done. My little niece just loved it, she played in the kitchen area for an hour just making up plates of food on the stove. All the plastic food...More

Thank Darlene649
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This place is a working farm and teaches the kids about what goes on at the farm and how cows are milked etc. Never met a kid who didnt love comming here.

Thank Ryedrinker
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Really great for kids! This museum has animals to pet and attractions that will probably appeal more to the little ones (though who doesn't love petting animals). There is a beautiful garden on the property they often host events that are fun for all ages,...More

Thank Meaghan P
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

beautiful clean animals that are well taken care of staff is great with lots of great conversation about the animal they care for

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Although I visit here primarily when my grandchildren are here, I invariably learn a great deal on each visit so know I should go on my own. The barns and fields offer wonderful access to every type of farm animal and the milking barn offers...More

Thank 263beatriceh
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

cute experience meeting the several farm animals with all the explanation about how nature works and how to take care of our planet starting from the small things

Thank Matteo M
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We spent a couple of hours at this museum. The exhibits were very well done- especially the tractor display- it was more interactive than expected. I would recommend more opportunities to let the children pet animals and a short video about Canadian agriculture.More

Thank kmn77
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IngeniumCanada, Public affairs team at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Visitors are invited to meet and pet some of the animals during our daily demonstrations. The schedule of demonstrations can be found on our website. If you are interested in videos related to the Museum we invite you to visit our...More

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