Site: Central Experimental Farm
Service: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
|Record #: OCR2039||Last Full Update: 07 Aug 2018|
|Former Name||Canada Agriculture Museum ; Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (2017)|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map|
|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
* Tractors: Follow the 100-year-old story of the farm tractor, from unfamiliar oddity to common-place tool on the Canadian farm. Walk among ten tractors from the Museum's collection to see how they have become safer, more powerful, more versatile and more comfortable. Feel the difference between riding on the steel wheels of old and today's rubber tires. Learn how tractors contribute to the feeding and clothing of Canadians.
* 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.
* Space to Spoon: What does a satellite orbiting 798 km from Earth have to do with the food on our plate? Space to Spoon demonstrates how Space technology benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture. It also highlights the Canadian Space Agency’s Earth observation satellite, RADARSAT-2, and its cutting-edge successor, RADARSAT Constellation. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a stimulating experience with hands-on models, interactive elements, and stunning graphics.
* Sheep Shearing Festival (May), Ice Cream Festival (July), World Honeybee Day (Aug), Thanksgiving (Oct), and Halloween.
* School programs: Programs are available weekdays (Sep-Jun) between 8:45 am and 3:30 pm. Duration is generally 90 minutes. Some programs can be shortened to suit requirements..
* Birthday Parties (for children ages 3 to 12 years old): two hours of 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 28
* Dairy Barn closes at 4:30 pm
|Areas Served||Ottawa (City of)|
|Application||To become a member, email member@IngeniumCanada.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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): $7 * 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 from 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|
|Office Phone||General information 613-991-3044 ; Reservations 613-991-3053 ; Media 613-410-5943|
|Toll Free Phone||1-866-442-4416|
|Primary Contact||Zoe Lomer, Manager, Communications and Marketing, Ingenium; Phone: 613-990-7396 * 613-298-5616; Email: email@example.com|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Cedric St-Amour, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-991-6091; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Christina Tessier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ingenium; Phone: 613-993-0775; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Executive||Kerry-Leigh Burchill, Director General; Phone: 613-230-2770 ext 2000; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Funding||Federal - Canadian Heritage ; Fundraising ; Fees - Membership and Admission|
|Elections||The Board of Trustees is appointed.|
|Accreditation||Yes, operates under the Museums Act|