What You Should Know
The Agriculture Museum is living proof of the "Green Capital", in fact it is the only world Capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada's unique agriculture heritage is features at the Agriculture Museum where you can explore the sights and sounds of traditional farm life.
Exhibitions: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 to October 31. Closed November 1 to February 28. Animal Barns: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 Central Experimental Farm Grounds: From sunrise to sunset
Prince of Wales Drive, (South of the traffic circle, north of Baseline) Ottawa, Canada. To reach the Museum by bus, take OC TRANSPO #3 (Nepean Centre). Call OC TRANSPO for details at 741-4390.
Families (2 adults and 3 children): $16
Additional children: $3 per child
Additional adults: $4 per adult
Children under 3: free
Children (3–14): $4
Seniors (60+): $6, free on Tuesdays
Free Parking, wheelchair accessible.
Visit the animal barns and special exhibits at the largest urban working farm and research station in Canada. Discover the many breeds of dairy cattle and see a modern dairy barn in operation. In the barnyard you can meet sheep and lambs, pigs and piglets, beef cattle and chickens and many more. Wander through the Dominion Arboretum and the ornamental gardens right next door.
Tractors is an exciting look at the "farmer's office in the field". This exhibition shows how the tractor has evolved from an unfamiliar oddity on Canadian farms to a commonplace tool in less than 100 years.
The Museum's exhibition areas, located in the loft of the Dairy Barn (Bldg. 88), can be visited from February 26 to November 30, 2011.
Taking Care of Beesness
The new exhibition Taking Care of Beesness demonstrates the important role that bees play in pollination and informs visitors as to how beekeeping is essential to the production of numerous Canadian crops, as well as to the production of honey and many other by-products.
(Open March to October)
Visit Tractors and follow the 100-year-old story of the tractor from unfamiliar oddity to commonplace tool on the Canadian farm.
The Farm: Plugged-In New!
Discover the impact electricity had on farmers' routine household chores, from the turn of the last century to today, in this exhibition tracing the period of rural electrification in Canada. You can even see the Beck Circus, a travelling exhibit from the early 1900s that showed the wonders electricity brought to farms.
Get up close and personal with the animals at the Canada Agriculture Museum. In our barns and barnyards see different breeds of dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, goats, rabbits and chickens. Don't forget to look for our heritage breeds!
Picnic at the Museum
The Canada Agriculture Museum is ideal for picnics! In the shade of the apples blossoms, under a tent or in the sun, visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors as they snack or have lunch. The Museum has vending machines for cold beverages and light snacks but does not offer food services.
Did You Know?
- The Agriculture Museum is located on a 500-hectare working farm -- right in the heart of Canada's Capital.
- The Agriculture Museum's exhibits don't just come alive -- they are alive! The Museum has heritage barns housing dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens and rabbits.
Canada's Agricultural Heritage
The sights, sounds and smells of traditional farm life can be experienced at the Agriculture Museum. The Museum features:
- A barn featuring artifacts from the 1920s.
- An exhibit called the "Amazing Potato" which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about this tasty tuber.
- Showcase herds of cows, cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens and rabbits.
- A modern dairy operation.
Public programs on the farm follow the cycle of the seasons -- from sheep shearing in May to preserving the harvest in October.
The Agriculture Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a federal government research station. Visitors to the Museum can take in the Farm's:
- Ornamental Gardens
- Arboretum featuring more than 2000 varieties of trees and shrubs.
Toll Free: 866-442-4416
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