OTTAWA, October 27, 2008
For immediate release
Free access to the animal barns
As in past years, visitors to the Canada Agriculture Museum have FREE access to the animal barns from November 1 to February 28. The barns are open daily free of charge from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except December 25, when the barns are closed. No daily demonstrations or exhibitions are presented until March 1, 2009.
Birthday Parties continue year round
Children ages 3 -12 can enjoy a MOOving Experience with games, ice cream and a special tour of the barns. Children 5 to 12 year-old can get cooking with a Pizza Party and taste the rewards of all their hard work after visiting the animals. Round ‘em Up! Children ages 7 - 12 can make “mud pie” and take a closer look at horses and herding. For information and to register call 613 991-3053.
School programs continue through the winter months. They extend and enrich the classroom experience in a stimulating educational environment. Teachers can connect to their curricula through our dynamic and hands-on programs, and by using our printable free educational Activity Kits at agriculture.technomuses.ca. For more information about school programs and to register, call 613 991-3053.
Summer Day Camps
Summer Day Camps offer children ages 4 to 14 unique and enriching experiences in our demonstration farm setting. Registration will open February 17, 2009. Space is limited. To register call 613 991-3053.
March 1, 2009
The Canada Agriculture Museum comes alive in March 2009. The exhibitions open again for another season. Museum Interpreters will bring agriculture knowledge, our exhibitions, and artefacts to life with informative and hands-on daily demonstrations.
Brewer’s Gold – The History of the Hop Industry in British Columbia
This exhibition re-opens March 1, 2009. Hops are an important ingredient in beer because they add bitterness to the sweetness of the malt. Through artifacts and photographs Brewer’s Gold tells the story of hop farming in British Columbia, one of the province’s first commercial agricultural crops.
Also re-opening March 1, 2008, the exhibition Tractors allows visitors to follow the 100-year-old story of the tractor from unfamiliar oddity to commonplace tool on the Canadian farm.
Barnyard Break - March 1 to 8 and March 14 to 22, 2009
The Canada Agriculture Museum launches its new spring season with Barnyard Break! Visitors will be able to participate in or watch informative demonstrations and learn about many farm animals. Also, on weekends, visitors can warm up with a wintry recipe. A favourite March Break children’s activity is suggesting names for the Museum’s calves.
Not to be missed...
- New programming starting March 2009
- Barnyard Break March 1 to 8 and March 14 to 22, 2009
- Easter, April 10 to 13, 2009
The Canada Agriculture Museum, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in October 2008, connects Canadians and the world to the historical and current importance in everyday life of agricultural science and technology through engaging interpretive activities and products centred on an accessible demonstration farm.
March 1 to October 31, daily 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Closed November 1 to February 28.
Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed December 25. Admission is free to the
Animal Barns November 1 to February 28.
Plenty of free parking.
Families (2 adults and 3 children): $13
Additional children: $2 per child
Additional adults: $3 per adult
Children under 3: free
Children (3–14): $3
Seniors (60+): $5, free on Tuesdays
Members: unlimited free admission and many more benefits
Groups of 20 or more: please call 613-991-3053 for rates
Fees subject to change without notice.
Prince of Wales Drive, between the traffic circle and Baseline Road. Free parking. The Canada Agriculture Museum is located on Prince of Wales Drive on the Central Experimental Farm.
Toll free: 1-866-442-4416
Reservations for guided
tours & school programs: 613-991-3053
Web Sites: agriculture.technomuses.ca