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“raining but great visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Ranked #36 of 235 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is living proof of the "Green Capital". In fact, Ottawa is the only world capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada's unique agricultural heritage is featured at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, where you can explore the sights and sounds of typical farm life. Visit the Animals Get up close and personal with a number of animals at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. In our barns and barnyards, you'll see different breeds of various farm animals. Don't forget to look for our heritage breeds! See the Exhibitions The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum features fun, interactive exhibitions showcasing Canada's agricultural history as well as contemporary agricultural problems and solutions.
Ottawa
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“raining but great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Went there with my dad and his spouse and my sister with her spouse, we were all adults btw but we grow up in rural area so we are not really city dwellers. We had fun, seeing the alpaca, all the animals, the sheep herding with the dogs, we were there for the cows milking, saw little animals, lots of babies (veal, lamb, 3 babies goat were just born), beautiful gardens, great 2 hours there, wish it was nicer outside and went earlier. GREAT for family especially young children, price for a family is 26$ (2 adults, 2 kids below 12 years)

Visited May 2013
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Gatineau, Canada
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“Kids have an interactive experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Dislike - smell of poo...lol it is a farm

like...to see and touch all the animals, the educational section on bees...and the cute babies..

Visited February 2013
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Toronto
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“A day at the Farm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Went here on a Friday during a weekend trip to Ottawa. Since we've been to Ottawa many times, we came here based on a recommendation from a friend. We were there with our kids (12,8,3) and our nieces and nephews (ages between 5&9).

My kids called it the farm since there's a big barn. It really basically is a big farm!

We got there about an hour after opening and since they have a daily schedule of events we made it just in time to meet the calves. The building where the cows are held is a bit depressing (seeing all these cows chained up), but it was interesting learning about all the different breeds. The kids enjoyed getting to pet the calf.

There are a few other buildings that house the other various animals. One for the alpacas, a bull, and some others. Then the building for goats, sheep and pigs. They were also able to pet some lambs.

There's an outdoor energy exhibit which took up some time, and a playground next to it where the kids let out some of their energy.

We attended both of the cooking demonstrations. One was cooking with chocolate, where the kids helped bake some chocolate cookies. Very hands on and a lot of fun, especially for the younger ones! All the kids and adults enjoyed getting to taste after! ;)

The other was the butter making and tasting demo. This one was a lot of fun for all ages! We were given a few containers of cream to pass around and everyone would take turns shaking it. We learned about the various stages (whipping cream, then butter) and the kids were fascinated at the fact they were able to shake it enough to make their very own butter. It was served after with some crackers and was delicious. Too bad it wasn't organic cream ;p

There's also a small indoor play area for babies and toddlers in this building, and an outstanding exhibit on bees and honey. We spent about an hour in here just talking to one of the beekeepers. We took home such a wealth of information, and like I always say it's very important to talk to the people working at these exhibits. It's amazing how much you can learn, so much more so then just doing a walk through. It was one of the highlights for me of the whole place!

We spent a good 3 hours here. I don't think you'd need much more than that. They have a family admission price of about $20 which I felt was a good value. Also, if you have a membership to other museums/sceince centers around the country check to see if they offer reciprocal admission. My sis-in-law was able to use her Ontario Science centre membership to gain free admission!

All in all a nice way to spend half a day. It was not crowded at all when we went, but maybe now that the weather is getting nicer that may change. All of our kids enjoyed themselves, even my 12 year old, so don't hesitate to come! Ottawa has so many amazing museums, but if you've tried most of them like us, then definitely give the agriculture museum a visit. You won't be disappointed!

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“for children not adults”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We came because we had the Capital's Museum Passport and it was free but the place is definitely designed for young children; skip it if no one in your party is under ten.

Visited August 2012
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Westport, Ont.
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“kids & children love it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The animals are great. Take a wagon ride. Pet a goat or a rabbit. Visit the tractor and farm machinery displays.

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