Educational Programs

Genetics and Biotechnology

Genetics and Biotechnology School Program

Please note that on site school programs are unavailable until further notice. Visit our Virtual Field Trips.

Program Description

How are genetics and biotechnology used in agriculture? What is their impact on the environment? In this highly interactive program, your students will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improving the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd. Students will also explore how genetic engineering has transformed farming practices, and how it continues to push the boundaries of farming for the future.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!


Curriculum Links

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Grade 11 Science — Biology Secondary Cycle 2 Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Science and Technology
Competency 1—Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
Grade 12 Science — Biology
Science — Sciences

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

The Museum is also a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To plan your visit, see the pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.


$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

Program Details

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 11 - Grade 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
$9 per student
150 minutes
Dates Offered
On site school programs are unavailable until further notice.
Program Location
At the Museum