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Hours

The Museum is closed. Learn more about our reopening plans.
 

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is open year-round but varies its hours seasonally.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Please note the Dairy Barn closes at 4:30 p.m.

March 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 open daily
November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • The Museum is open on statutory holidays, except December 25
Fees

Join us at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Admission fees are:

Category Fees
March to October November to February
Adult $12.25 $10.25
Senior (age 60+) / Student* $10.25 $8.25
Youth (ages 3-17) $10.25 $8.25
Child (age 2 and under) Free Free
Family (6 pers. – max 2 adults) $34 $26.75
Member Free

All admission prices do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

*Students must show valid student identification.

Admission is free daily between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Complimentary admission:
Ingenium offers free admission to all active Canadian military personnel, Canadian military veterans, and Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. When available, presentation of an Identification or Status Card is requested.   

* Free admission does not apply to special exhibitions and events.

Become a member for unlimited free admission.

Group Fees

Group rates are only available on pre-booked visits, please complete the online reservation request form to make a reservation request now.

Book now!

Group Type
(minimum 15 people)
Fee
(per person)
Adult $8
Senior (age 60+) / Student* $6
Youth (ages 3-17) $5
Children (age 2 and under) $5
Bus driver / tour escort (max 2 per group) Free

All admission prices do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

Admission is free daily between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

*Students must show valid student identification.

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum participates in the Canada's Capital Museums Passport Program: 3 Museums - 3 Days - 35 Dollars.

Location

901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Parking

ON-SITE PARKING

The museum offers paid, on-site parking, with registration of your license plate.

DESIGNATED ACCESSIBLE PARKING

As part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to accessibility, designated spaces are available for people with special needs (permit required). There is no fee for parking vehicles with this valid permit.

ON-SITE PARKING FEES

  • $3 per hour
  • $8 daily maximum
  • $4 evening flat rate after 5 p.m.

Rates include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.
An average visit to the museum lasts 2 hours.

Daily maximum parking ticket is valid at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Same day only.

The museum remains committed to providing visitors with an affordable educational experience. All parking revenues will be invested in the museum to support programming. Automated pay stations are conveniently located and easy to use.

ON-SITE PAYMENT METHODS

Make payment at one of the easy-to-use pay stations by using Coins, Visa, Mastercard, or Amex.

ON-SITE PARKING – PAY BY PHONE!

Please pay for parking on-site. Paying in advance does NOT GUARANTEE a parking place.

Download the Park Indigo app or the PayByPhone app on your phone before your museum visit and skip the lines at the pay stations.

1) Download the app on IOS or Android.
2) When you arrive at the museum, find a parking spot.
3) Using the app, select the museum as your location or enter the code number located on the pay stations if you are using PayByPhone.
4) Enter your licence plate number
5) Select the desired amount of time.
6) Pay by phone and enjoy your museum visit!

Site Plan
Site Plan for CAFM / Carte du Musée de MAAC

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

Site Plan PDF

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum includes:

  • learning centre
  • horse and cattle barn
  • dairy barn
  • sheep field
  • small animal barn
  • exhibition halls
  • play structure
  • parks and picnic area
Facilities

The Museum is accessible by public transit, and there is plenty of parking for both bikes and cars.

Bathrooms are conveniently located throughout the farm, in each building, including the exhibition space on the second floor of the Dairy Barn. There are also vending machines for hot and cold beverages and light snacks in the learning center.

Plan to spend the day. There’s plenty to see and do at the Museum, and our picnic area is the perfect place to eat your brown-bag lunch.

Rent the Museum’s Venues

The Museum also offers an array of impressive and multi-functional spaces for rent. Let the Museum provide the backdrop and services for your next meeting or event.

Accessibility

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a working farm located on a national heritage site in the heart of Ottawa. While every effort is made to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere, some areas of the Museum have limited accessibility. However, the Museum is committed to providing an excellent visitor experience, and Staff will do their best to accommodate visitor needs. If you have questions or concerns about your upcoming visit, please contact us.

All programs, services, and exhibitions at the Museum are offered in both English and French.

Designated Accessible Parking

As part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to accessibility, designated spaces are available for people with special needs (permit required). There is no fee for parking vehicles with this permit.

Camera

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum welcomes visitors to take either still or video images of the Museum’s animals, buildings, exhibitions, and grounds during opening hours. All photography is for personal use only, not professional.

Please be respectful of the animals while using your camera. Getting too close or being too aggressive in your attempt to get an image could compromise your safety and cause stress to the animals. For safety reasons and for the enjoyment of all visitors, all indoor photography or video must be done with hand-held devices only; no tripods or selfie sticks indoors.

Please ensure that your photography activities respect the needs, privacy, and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers. Your activities must not distract staff or volunteers from their primary duties. Please do not take images of other visitors or of Museum staff or volunteers. Photographing visiting schoolchildren and day camp participants is not permitted at any time.

Please remember that the Museum is a working farm. Please be mindful of safety and understand that seasonal weather conditions can impact your visit and photography.

Photography guidelines

Handheld cameras, video cameras, and camera phones are welcomed in all public indoor and outdoor spaces, subject to the following:

  • Photographs and videos are for personal use only and may not be sold or used for any form of promotion, information campaigns or propaganda unless consent has been explicitly granted in writing by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. Failure to request consent for such activities may result in legal action.
  • Selfie sticks and tripods are allowed in outdoor spaces only. Selfie sticks and tripods are not allowed inside.
  • Please maintain a safe distance and regard for all animals, machinery, and visitors.
  • Please do not take images of visitors who are not in your party, or images of Museum staff or volunteers.
  • Photographing visiting schoolchildren and day camp participants is not permitted at any time.

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission from visitors to take images on its premises if such activity is a disruption to other visitors, staff, or volunteers, and/or is perceived to possibly compromise privacy and/or safety.

The Museum is not responsible for loss of, theft of, or damage to your camera or any other property.

Professional filming and photography on Museum property are permitted only by obtaining permission in advance from the Museum. Failure to request such permission may result in legal action.

Drones

For safety reasons, drones are not permitted at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

Safety

Enhanced security measures at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

As part of its mandate, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum must provide a safe environment for visitors and  employees. The possession of, or use of, objects that are dangerous or prohibited by law is not permitted on the premises during museum visits or events at our establishment.

To that end, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will be enhancing security and control methods to fulfill its safekeeping and surveillance duties. The Museum reserves the right to implement the following measures as required.

  • Backpacks, coolers, sports bags, strollers, and purses will be subject to “bag searches” at all entry points.
  • Should you exit the building or event area for any reason, you will be subject to a subsequent “bag search” upon re-entry.

The following items are not permitted in the museum, or any event area:

List of prohibited items

  • Any bag exceeding 35cm x 35cm x 15.25cm in size
  • Hard-covered briefcases
  • Flags, banners, or posters that might obstruct a visitor’s view
  • Alcohol and glass bottles
  • Drones or other similar objects
  • Any object that makes noise (bells, horns)
  • Any animal, except service animals (presentation of certification required)
  • Fireworks or other pyrotechnical apparatus
  • Laser pointers
  • Audio visual equipment; i.e., video cameras on tripods (exceptions need preapproval by Public Affairs  prior entry) Please contact: contact@ingeniumcanada.org
  • Any weapon, pocket knife, cutter, blade, or any other knives, prohibited weapons, blunt objects, aerosol, capsicum/“pepper spray”*
  • Any object deemed suspicious by security personnel*

*Knives, Weapons or Suspicious items

  • Any knife, weapon, or object considered dangerous or risky is prohibited on the premises
  • Any person with that type of item in their possession will be denied access to the venue, unless they voluntarily dispose of the object in the containers provided for this purpose

Weapons and other items voluntarily given up for that purpose will be destroyed.

CAFM - Visitor Code of Conduct

Visitor Code of Conduct

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a national museum and is open to all. Respectful use of the space, resources, and animals ensures an enriching experience for all visitors. We ask that all museum visitors adhere to the guidelines defined in the pdf below.

Code of Conduct PDF
 

Picnic

Join the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for lunch. The picturesque setting of this demonstration farm is ideal for picnic lunches and snacks.

Vending machines provide hot and cold beverages and light snacks. For a more complete meal, you are welcome to bring your own picnic or sack lunch. The Museum cannot permit the use of barbecues or hibachis on site.

Check the map for your ideal picnic location. Is it under the apple trees, or perhaps near the play structure?

Animals

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a demonstration farm in the heart of Ottawa. Visitors are always welcome, but some precautions are necessary to keep everyone — both humans and animals — safe.

Animal Welfare

View frequently-asked questions about animal welfare at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.
View Animal welfare FAQ

horses at the museum

Biosecurity

Protect yourself and the animals by practising biosecurity. Biosecurity is the word we use for simple, inexpensive steps that prevent the introduction and spread of diseases. Learn about biosecurity and the precautions you can take to protect yourself and the Museum’s animals. Download this PDF from the Canada Food Inspection Agency prior to your visit.

Biosecurity PDF

Contact
General Information

E-mail: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3044
Toll free number: 1-866-442-4416

Membership Office

E-mail: member@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-0607
Toll free number: 1-877-210-5598

Fundraising Office
Business Development

Email: kdunster@IngeniumCanada.org

Phone: 613-903-4200 ext. 2102

Media Inquiries
Mailing Address

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3
Canada