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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 the barns and barnyards, you’ll see different breeds of various farm animals.
Don't forget to look for the Museum's 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. Current exhibitions include:
- Food Preservation: The Science You Eat, this new exhibition highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork.
- Energy Park: Nature at Work, which looks at renewable energy production on farms
- Tractors, which follows the machine’s 100-year journey from oddity to essential
- Taking Care of Beesness, which examines bees’ essential role in pollinating Canadian crops
Watch, Ride, and Play
The fun never stops at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Check out our daily demonstrations, hitch a ride on the horse-drawn Tally-Ho wagon, or play in the outdoor play structure.
Picnic at the Museum
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is ideal for picnics! In the shade of the apple 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 but does not offer food services. No barbecues or hibachis allowed.
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is ideal for families and school groups. Plan your visit today.
Visit our sister museums
The largest of its kind in Canada, the Canada Science and Technology Museum fulfills its mission through its collection, its permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions, as well as special events, school programs, and workshops.
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum focuses on aviation in Canada, but within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day.