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About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Building 88 at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Image of Building 88 at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is living proof of the “Green Capital”. In fact, Ottawa is the only world capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada’s unique agricultural heritage is featured at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, where you can explore the sights and sounds of typical farm life.

As a national museum, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum enjoys both a national and an international reputation and following. Part of Ingenium, along with the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Museum provides a sensory experience that immerses young and old alike in the countless ways science and technology connect with our everyday lives.

Visit the Animals

Get up close and personal with a number of animals at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. In the barns and barnyards, you’ll see different breeds of various farm animals.

Don't forget to look for the Museum's heritage breeds!

See the Exhibitions

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum features fun, interactive exhibitions showcasing Canada’s agricultural history as well as contemporary agricultural problems and solutions. Current exhibitions include:

  • Canola! Seeds of Innovation, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, along with its partners from the public and private agricultural sectors, is proud to present Canola! Seeds of Innovation, an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of canola as a “made in Canada” crop.
  • Food Preservation: The Science You Eat, this exhibition highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork.
  • Discovery Park — Outdoor Exhibition, which looks at renewable energy production on farms
  • Tractors, which follows the machine’s 100-year journey from oddity to essential

Watch, Ride, and Play

The fun never stops at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Check out our daily demonstrations, hitch a ride on the horse-drawn Tally-Ho wagon, or play in the outdoor play structure.

Picnic at the Museum

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is ideal for picnics! In the shade of the apple blossoms, under a tent or in the sun, visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors as they snack or have lunch. The Museum has vending machines but does not offer food services. No barbecues or hibachis allowed.

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is ideal for families and school groups. Plan your visit today.

Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards

The City recognizes outstanding achievements in heritage conservation with the Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards:
Award of Excellence, Institutional in the category of Adaptive Re-Use