In this hands-on program, students meet the calves and cows in the dairy barn. They learn about mammals, discover where milk comes from, and handle old-fashioned dairy equipment. In one of the museum’s laboratories, students transform cream into butter — ready to be spread and tasted!
Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!
Science and Technology
Kindergarten: Problem Solving and Innovating
Grades 1 and 2: STEM Skills and Connections
Grade 1: Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 3: Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780–1850
Preschool: To construct his/her understanding of the world
Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Elementary Cycle 1: To explore the world of science and technology
Elementary Cycle 2: To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures
Social Sciences: Geography, History, and Citizenship Education
Elementary Cycle 1: To construct his/her representation of space, time, and society
Elementary Cycle 2: To interpret changes in a society and its territory
The museum is a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To prepare for your visit, download the pre-visit information PDF.
$9.50 per student. Program allows a maximum of 29 students.*
(Note: A minimum fee of $142.50 will be charged for groups of 15 students or less).
*Program includes free admission for the teacher as well as up to a maximum of 7 other adults. Please note that there is a mandatory minimum ratio of 1 adult for every 6 students. Any additional adults not included in the program fee will be required to pay the regular visitor fee at admission and will not be able to participate in the program. These requirements do not apply to groups with students who have special needs.
Booking requests can be made through the School Programs Reservation Request Form.