The Agriclutural Museum (Canada Agriculture and Food Museum) in Ottawa is located across the Rideau Canal from Carleton University at the Central Experimental Farm. It has a real working farm, which is located in heart of the Capital. The museum has many farm animals (mainly cows and pigs, but also horses and goats) that the children are able to touch and feel and experience a little bit of farm life. Seeing the cows being milked and making ice cream (using manual power) is quite cool.
This fairly inexpensive activity is a good activity for children of all ages. Take a picture with bees all around you, pet some animals or take a simulated tractor ride, there is something for all ages. There is also a nice playground area and several picnic areas. Highly recommended.
Seniors (60 and older): $8
Children (ages 3 - 12): $7
Children (3 and under): Free
Families (2 adults, and 3 children): $26
March 1st - September 1st: Open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
September 2nd - December 31st: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
January 1st - Last Day of February: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
The museum is open year round, and on statutory holidays.
Closed December 25th.
Parking is available at the Museum to guests for the following rates:
$1 per half hour
$6 maximum per day
Payments can be made at the solar powered pay stations. Payment methods accepted, are:
Cameras are permitted at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. However, due to the fact that the museum is also a working farm, it is important that guests remember to be respectful of the animals that reside there. Getting too close, or too aggressive while attempting to take a picture could cause the animals stress, and/or aggrivate them.