Canada Agriculture Museum Is The Perfect March Break Destination In Ottawa

on March 11, 2013

Kids With Sheep

If you’re looking for something to do with your family during March Break, a visit to Canada’s Agriculture Museum might be exactly what you are looking for and gives your kids the chance to get up close and personal with some new furry friends.

There is a sneak peek of the new “A Piece of Cake” exhibit available (that doesn’t officially open until May). Kids and adults alike can learn about how the ingredients used to make cakes are pastries are actually produced. From milk to butter, apples to maple syrup, engaging demonstrations are set-up to give visitors a sense of how groceries make it onto the shelves of your local super market.

Daily activities offered throughout March include:

All About Milk

– 10 a.m.
Museum attendees are invited to discover how the modern milking process works. Using a demonstration milk house along with Millie (the Museum’s resident fiberglass cow), a guide explains how milk is made.

Cow Care

– 1:30 p.m.
While kids are used to taking the dog out for a walk or cleaning up after a kitten, this demonstration shows them how different it is to take care for a cow.

Afternoon Milking

– 4 p.m.
The milking of the Museum’s dairy cows takes place twice daily. Visitors can see the latest technologies used in the modern milking process.

Kids can also meet the Museum’s ducks and chickens and have all of their egg questions answered including discerning the difference between hard-boiled and raw eggs, learning about how Hollandaise sauce stays homogenous and finding out why chicks don’t hatch out of eggs that are placed in a frying pan.

There is also apple cake and butter making lessons available as well as grain grinding seminars as well.

Until March 17, there are other special additions as well including:

Maple Taffy Making

– 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3 p.m.
In addition to learning about the history of Canada’s staple exports maple syrup, you can also taste samples and absorb a variety of maple sugar artifacts that are on display in the Small Animal Barn Classroom.

Children’s Craft

– 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Children will enjoy creating a fun print-making craft using apples and stamps. Parents can try to answer granny smith and red delicious trivia while the kids find their artistic inspiration.

Reading Corner

– Ongoing
If you need a break from all the sights, sounds and smells of the animals, this is the perfect chance to catch up and read a story.