Canada Agriculture Museum in July 2003
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Canada Agriculture Museum in July 2003

Canada Agriculture Museum in July 2003

SPECIAL EVENTS

Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1
Spacious outdoor grounds, fascinating indoor exhibitions, free admission and free parking - the Canada Agriculture Museum offers families an alternative to downtown crowds and traffic. For something a little different this Canada Day, families can enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities, ice cream making and the making of Bannock, a native Canadian bread. Visitors can see "all-Canadian" breeds of livestock like the Canadienne cow and the Rideau Arcott sheep. Centrally located in Ottawa near Dows Lake, the Canada Agriculture Museum is easy to reach by bicycle, bus or car.

Daily Demonstrations from July 2 to 31
10:00 Meet the Rabbits - Small Animal Barn (15 minutes)
10:30All About Milk - Dairy Barn (15 minutes)
11:00Meet the Turkeys - Poultry House (15 minutes)
11:30Butter Making and Tasting - Dairy Barn (15 minutes)
12:30 Meet Goody the Bull - Horse and Cattle Barn (15 minutes)
1:15Cow Washing or Care - Dairy Barn (20 minutes)
1:45Ice Cream Making and Tasting - Memory Park (30 minutes)
2:30The Buzz About Honey Bees (no live bees in demonstration) - Hay Bale Park Garden (15 minutes)
3:15Meet the Goats - Hay Bale Park (15 minutes)
3:45Afternoon Milking - Dairy Barn (15 minutes)

Also...

  • On weekends visitors can help one of the Museum's friendly Interpreters bake bread in the Demonstration Kitchen (Exhibition Bread: The Inside Story) at 9:30 and 12:00, as well as make pasta at 2:45.

Don't miss...
Ice Cream Festival (August 2 to 4)

EXHIBITIONS
In the exhibition Tractors, visitors can follow the 100-year-old story of the tractor from unfamiliar oddity to commonplace tool on the Canadian farm.
Bread: The Inside Story. This exhibition gets back to the basics of making bread. From growing wheat on Prairie farms, to making flour at commercial flour mills, to baking bread in Canada and around the world, this exhibit helps visitors discover what is required to transform wheat into flour and bread.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Two hours of fun, food, and animals. A Museum educator leads the group through a visit of the barns, ice cream making, and a craft. Available year-round for ages 3 to 12. For information and to register call (613) 991-3053.

ALSO . . .
Visitors can discover the Dairy Barn, Small Animal Barn and the Horse and Cattle Barn.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Museum Hours:Daily demonstrations from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Animal Barns and Exhibitions daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ADMISSION PRICES (GST included. Prices subject to change without notice.)
Exhibitions and Animal Barns:
Adults$6.00
Seniors (60+), Students$5.00
Children (3-14)$3.00
Children under 3FREE
Family (2 adults and 3 kids)$13.00
Members:FREE
Special rates available for groups (16 or more)

NOTE: FREE admission for all on Canada Day.

Location: Prince of Wales Drive, south of the traffic circle, one kilometre south of Dow's Lake. Free parking.

The Canada Agriculture Museum is located on Prince of Wales Drive on the Central Experimental Farm. Please note that the Museum entrance on the NCC Scenic Driveway is now permanently closed. Visitors are now required to enter the museum grounds and buildings through the entrance off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the traffic circle, where there is free parking.

Telephone:613 991-3044
TTY:613 991-9207
Fax:613 993-7923
Reservations for guided tours & School Programs:613 991-3053


MEDIA CONTACT:

David Sutin
Manager, Communications and Marketing
CANADA AGRICULTURE MUSEUM
Tel. 613 996-7812;
E-mail : dsutin@technomuses.ca

Web Site: www.agriculture.technomuses.ca

© 2003 Canada Agriculture Museum
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