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A Barnyard Halloween

It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, visit a spooky barn and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home too ($).

Find your way around the farm with this colourful, easy-to-read map (PDF).

Try our Halloween recipes! (PDF format)


Witch’s Den – Crafts and Games (ongoing)

Join the Museum’s witch in her den and help decorate and bring home, if you dare, a spooky Halloween craft! Also, challenge yourself to identify animals by their skeletons alone, and investigate some real bones and skulls to see what lies beneath…

Science Spook-tacular (ongoing)

Welcome to a Science Spook-tacular! You will be astounded as the Museum’s resident Mad Scientists reveal to you alien monster eggs, goblin goo, volcanic explosions and candy experiments!

Pumpkin Decorating (ongoing)

Children can decorate a pumpkin with a variety of craft material (ex: pipe cleaners, yarn, stickers, etc…) and then bring it home with them. There is an additional cost of $1.00. While supplies last.

Halloween Games (ongoing)

 Hunt in a kiddie pool full of corn kernels for bones with a friend and see who can find the most pieces to reassemble Mr. Bones or Mr. Pumpkin head. Great activity for all ages.

Costume Parade (11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

Costumed visitors are invited to take part in the costume parade and show off their cute or spooky or original costume to everyone in attendance.  Treats await all the participants at the end of the parade.

Apple Cider Making and Tasting (11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.)

What happens to all the apples that are bumped and bruised and not perfect to eat out-of-hand? They are pressed and turned into cider! At this demonstration, visitors can make good use of their energy to help operate the press and will of course be able to taste the fruits of their labour at the end.

Caramel Popcorn (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

Our young visitors are invited to help put together this fun Halloween treat and discover a few fun facts about corn!  All visitors are invited to sample this tasty treat. 

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream (10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)

Enjoy a sample of this seasonal ice cream while we explore the different pumpkin varieties parts and learn about the pumpkin’s life cycle. 

Spooky Barn (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Enter the spooky barn if you dare!  Recommended for older children. 

*Saturday Only - The Canadian Wildlife Federation (ongoing)

Want to learn more about bats and how you can help save them?  Please visit the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s booth to get more information on the Help the Bats Campaign. 

Other Demonstrations

10:00 Meet the Chantecler Chicken – Poultry House
12:00 All about Bats – Demonstration Kitchen
2:00  Rabbit Care – Poultry House
4:00  Afternoon Milking – Dairy Barn 

Tally-Ho Wagon Rides ($) weather permitting (10 a.m.– 2 p.m.)

Enjoy a tour through the fields of the Central Experimental Farm on the Tally-Ho wagon pulled by the dynamic duo, Paul and Padrig, the Museum’s Clydesdale horses.

Food Services ($)

The Hot Potato Company will be on site to offer up a great selection of warm food and beverages.

Face Painting ($) (ongoing)

The Painted Pixie will be on site to work her magic!

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