Barnyard Break at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Barnyard Break at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Included with admission

Join us at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum as we celebrate the winter season and Nutrition Month during our annual Barnyard Break! Help us to prepare healthy snacks in the demonstration kitchen, then meet some of the newest members of the farm family in the barns. Story time and a special winter-themed craft round out the fun for the whole family! And be sure not to miss the other special features!

Special Features

Kids’ Watercolour Workshop

Thursday, March 5 and Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Non-members: $18 + taxes, Members: $10 + taxes (with promo code), reservation required
Ages: 10 – 14
Calling all creative kids! In this watercolour workshop, your instructor will provide step-by-step instructions for transforming your blank paper into a unique masterpiece. Join us to learn about brushstrokes, creating a colour wash, painting wet on wet, wet on dry, and using permanent markers. No experience required! 

Sweet Saturdays: Maple Taffy on the Snow

Saturdays, February 29, March 7, March 14, and March 21, 2020 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
There are few things that mark this time of year as sweetly as maple taffy! Sample this delicious treat (while supplies last) as you discover the process of turning maple sap into taffy. Take a few minutes to admire a variety of historical photographs and common tools used in the production of maple syrup.

Smoothies and Movies

Sundays, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Watch a fun family flick while enjoying a taste of one of our delicious and nutritious smoothie recipes (while supplies last). 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG): In this adaption of the children’s book by Ron and Judi Barrett, an inventor and a weather-reporter intern try to discover why the sky is raining food instead of raindrops. English (10 a.m.) | French (11:30 a.m.)

Daily Activities

Demonstration Kitchen

9:30 a.m. - Breakfast Recipes
10:30 a.m. - Cooking with Pulses
11:30 a.m. - Healthy Eating Quiz
1:30 p.m. - After School Snacks
2:30 p.m. - Cooking with Pulses

Animal Demonstrations

10 a.m. - Horse Care – Horse and Cattle Barn
11 a.m. - Meet the Sheep and Goats – Small Animal Barn
12 p.m. - “Cooking” for Cows – Dairy Barn
2 p.m. - Why Can’t I Eat Grass? – Soil Lab
3 p.m. - Ducks with Jobs – Horse and Cattle Barn
4 p.m. - Afternoon Milking – Dairy Barn

(Please note the Dairy Barn closes daily at 4:30 p.m.)

Story Time for Kids

1 p.m.
Warm up in our cozy reading nook and listen to a special story about healthy habits.

Reading Corner and Craft

Ongoing activity - 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join in on the blizzard of fun by creating a snowflake craft of your very own!

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