Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Tourism Region: National Capital Region
A unique family learning adventure awaits you! This fresh-air experience will awaken your senses as you discover the fascinating world of agriculture.
Canada's unique agricultural heritage and future is featured at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through animals, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on demonstrations, and delicious foods. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site.
Visit the animal barns and explore the captivating exhibitions. See renewable energy in action in the Museum’s newest exhibition Energy Park: Nature at Work, try to spot the queen bee in the live observation hive in Taking Care of Beeness, and explore Tractors, where you can even climb inside a farmer’s “office in the field.”
Daily demonstrations take place from March until October. There are also various school programs, programs for young children and also special events.
Admission price structure effective May 2013:
Families (2 adults and 3 children): $26
Children under 3: free
Children (3–12): $7
Seniors (60+): $8
The agriculture collection is part of the collection of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation. The collection represents the technological development of agricultural equipment in Canada; it includes equipment manufactured in the following major categories: power, tillage, harvesting, seed processing, seasonal rural industries, barn equipment and land improvement equipment.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 2322 accession numbers (average of 2.2 artifacts per accession number).
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Agricultural or Domestic • Endangered Species
Services & Activities
Daily interpretation, March to November.
washrooms. Gift shop ( "On-line shopping and gifts items at the admission booth).
Specialized library, Curator of Agriculture, Conservation Service and Resource Centre of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Archival Records •
Conservation or Restoration •
Information Centre •
Object or Scientific specimen identification
School Programs, Our Programs will extend and enrich the classroom experience by bringing curricula to life. Seasonal School Programs,Fall, Winter , Spring and Year-Round School Programs (Meet the Farm Animals, Bread Science, Genetics and Selective Breeding etc). "Primary and junior Programs" and "Intermediate and Senior programs.
Summer Day Camps
Birthday Parties ( for children 3 to 12 of age)
Classes or Workshops
Information Desk / Admissions
Beginning May 6 2013, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will implement paid parking.
Shopping On-line www.agriculture.technomuses.ca
Information Centre or Desk
Children's Activities or Services
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Other: Vending machines only
Publications & Products
Yearly Calendar of Events
Information Bulletin for Members
Educational kits •
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