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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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"farm animals"
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"baby animals"
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"reciprocal membership"
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"place to bring children"
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"ontario science centre"
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"live animals"
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"great for kids"
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"all ages"
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"special activities"
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"hands on activities"
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"couple of hours"
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"two hours"
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"tractor"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was going to give this a 4 but my wife loved it so I bumped it to a 5. To me, it felt a lot like a state fair (but better and maybe cleaner or something). It has a very wide array of farm...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my third visit of this place and I enjoyed it as always very much, although I’m not a kid anymore. In several barns there are cows, pigs, horses and my favourite cute sheep and goats. You can pet the animals and it seems...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this museum many times and my most recent visit was good as always. It is located at the far northeastern corner of the Experimental Farm along Price of Wales Drive. The admission is $12.00 and well worth it. The museum is broken...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place with a fun kid park, and a lot of animals. They do some demos on the weekend, but you'd have to check the schedule for it.More

Thank r0bin123
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IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs Team at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We have a schedule of daily demos that can be found on our website. We can't share web links within Trip Advisor responses, but if you search for our Museum name on Google, visit the "What's on" then go to the "What to see and...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is mostly a museum that kids will enjoy. They have a playground, lots of exhibitions ranging from tractors to canola oil to barns. Very educational. It's also more pleasant than a lot of farms we've been to because it's very clean. There are also...More

Thank MamaSweetTooth
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

If you're looking for something to do with the kids on the weekend, go to the CAFM. We went during the Victoria Day long weekend and the kids had a blast. They loved all of the animals and couldn't get enough of them. They also...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

we've been twice and more recently for the sheep shearing festival. it was actually well done with lots of interesting demonstrations. there's a good mix of science and interactive exhibits for kids. you can get up close to the farm animals and there's also a...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

The cost is high for what you get at this place. We paid 16 for parking for two cars and 60 dollars for 5 people ,3 adults and 2 children and it was not worth it. None of the water pumps worked and the tractor...More

Thank Daleottawa
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IngeniumCanada, Public affairs team. at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank-you for taking the time to leave your comments. We're sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit and will pass on your comments to those responsible for the various areas you mention. Our farm staff take great pride in caring for the animals at...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Up close and personal with Cows, Pigs, sheep and more. This is your museum. This museum has 3 or 4 buildings as well as a large outdoor area. Each building houses different animals. During the spring you can see the baby animals which is quite...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit here. It’s free for the last hour everyday (4-5) and clearly great for children. We had an awesome time and the staff are very well versed and informative. We saw piglets born the same day we visited!

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Nina S
9 June 2018|
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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
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Eleanor H
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