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Site: Central Experimental Farm

Service: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Canada Agriculture Museum ; Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (2017)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
901 Prince of Wales Dr
Ottawa, ON K2C 3K1
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Intersection Prince of Wales Dr
Mailing Address PO Box 9724 
Stn T, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum 
Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Agriculture museum * animal barns: dairy, sheep, beef, horses, poultry and rare breeds * interpretation and demonstrations offered during the summer months


* Canola! Seeds of Innovation: Explore a dynamic hands-on exhibition featuring the ingenuity behind this “made in Canada” crop in the lab, on the farm, and in daily lives.

* Discovery Park (Apr-Nov): Help harvest Canada’s newest crop, renewable energy, at this interactive outdoor exhibit.

* Food Preservation: The Science You Eat: Highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork. Interactive museum experience exploring food preservation both at home and in larger scale operations. Scientific reasons why long-used methods of food preservation continue today and discover new innovations that will affect food choices into the future.


* Easter at the Farm (April), Ice Cream Festival (July), Honeybee Day (Aug), Thanksgiving (Oct), and Halloween.

* School programs: Programs are available weekdays (Sep-Jun) between 9 am and 3 pm. Duration is generally 90 minutes. Some programs can be shortened to suit requirements..

* Birthday Parties (for children ages 3 to 12 years old): crafts, games, meeting the animals, making and eating a treat, and posing for a group photograph
Hours Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm, Mar 1-Oct 31 
Wed-Sun 9 am-5 pm, Nov 1-Feb 29 
* Dairy Barn closes at 4:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application To become a member, email or call 613-991-0607 or 1-877-210-5598 * to make a donation, call 613-991-6271 * to become a volunteer, contact the Coordinator, Volunteer Services, at or call 613-991-6091
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - visit website for membership fees ; General Admission Mar-Oct: Families (2 adults and 3 children): $33 * Adults: $12 * Youth (3-17): $10 * Students: $10 * Seniors (60 years and older): $10 * Children under 2: free  
General Admission Nov-Feb: Families (2 adults and 3 children): $26 * Adults: $10 * Youth (3-17): $8 * Students: $8 * Seniors (60 years and older): $8 * Children under 2: free  
Groups of 16 or more: please call 613-991-3053 for rates.  
Note: free admission daily 4 pm-5 pm  
Group rates with or without guide and School Programs: reduced rates are available, call 613-991-3053 or visit the website for more information
Service Categories Halloween Events ; Museums
Contact Information
Office Phone General information 613-991-3044 ; Reservations 613-991-3053 ; Media 613-410-5943
Toll Free Phone 1-866-442-4416
Fax 613-993-7923
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Zoe Lomer, Manager, Communications and Marketing, Ingenium; Phone: 613-298-5616; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Cedric St-Amour, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-991-6091; Email:
Primary Executive Fannie Ribeyron, Director Visitor Experience; Phone: 613-230-2770 ext 2002; Email:
Alternate Executive Kerry-Leigh Burchill, Director General; Phone: 613-230-2770 ext 2000; Email:
Other Details
Established 1983
Funding Federal - Canadian Heritage ; Fundraising ; Fees - Membership and Admission
Elections The Board of Trustees is appointed.
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, operates under the Museums Act

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