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, and visit a spooky barn. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will also be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home.
Pumpkin Decorating (ongoing)
Children can search the museum’s pumpkin patch for the perfect pumpkin. Then, they are invited to head inside to decorate their pumpkin with a variety of craft materials (ex: pipe cleaners, yarn, stickers, etc.) to bring home. Visitors can also learn about different varieties of pumpkins and the pumpkin’s life cycle.
$1/pumpkin (free for members) and 1 pumpkin/person (while supplies last).
Candy Land (ongoing)
Test your knowledge of some classic confections at this sweet station. Guess how many candies are in the jar and discover where common ingredients come from.
Candy Making Demonstration
Come and indulge your sweet tooth during this demonstration. Visitors will see how gumdrops and old fashion butter mints are made and have the chance to sample the end results!
Gumdrops demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Old Fashion Butter Mints demonstrations at 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Science Spook-tacular (ongoing)
Welcome to a Science Spook-tacular where you will be astounded as the museum’s resident Mad Scientists reveal to you alien monster eggs, goblin goo, volcanic explosions, and candy experiments!
Witch’s Lair – Craft (ongoing)
Join the museum’s witch in her den and create a creepy craft to bring home!
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream (10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
Enjoy a sample of this seasonal twist on a classic treat. Humans and monsters alike can help make ice cream using an old-fashion hand-crank machine!
Costume Parade (11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
Costumed visitors are invited to take part in the costume parade and show off their cute, spooky, or original costumes to everyone in attendance. Treats await all the participants at the end of the parade.
Fun House Lab (ongoing)
Things are not as they appear in this Fun House Lab! Discover what’s in the soil and challenge yourself to identify animals by their skeletons alone.
Graveyard Pudding (ongoing)
Our young visitors are invited to help put together this fun Halloween treat while decorating it with candies to look like a graveyard.
Dance Party (ongoing)
DJ Rico will be livening things up during the Halloween Dance Party! Show off your dance moves to some classic Halloween music and discover a menu of different beverages any creature would enjoy!
The Den (ongoing)
Whether you are looking for a place to take a break or to break out a game, The Den is the place for you!
Spooky Barn (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Enter the spooky barn if you dare! Recommended for visitors 13 years of age and older.
9:30 a.m. All about Feathers – Poultry House
11:30 a.m. All about Bats – Discovery Park
2 p.m. Rabbit Care – Poultry House
4 p.m. Afternoon Milking – Dairy Barn
Pop-Up Museum Shop
Ingenium will be opening a special boutique for Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on October 27 to 28. This boutique will be a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to pick up some of the best-selling gifts, toys, and collectibles from museum's online store. Members save 10% on regularly priced merchandise, and all proceeds from sales go directly to help fund Museum acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs.
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!