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Canada Agriculture Musuem - Educational Activity Kit
School Programs

School Programs
2012-2013

Come and cultivate learning and fun...

School Programs 2012-13

Discover life on the farm as students explore its seasonal cycles, make apple cider, bake bread, see farm technology at work, and experience the sights, smells and sounds of our barns. Our programs are designed to stimulate multiple intelligences as they bring to life your curricula in science and technology, and social studies. Come visit the museum that is also a modern working farm—right in the heart of the city!

In developing our 2012-2013 school programs for the Canada Agriculture Museum, we've ensured that programs are directly linked to school curricula — including the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum and the Quebec Education Program. Our programs are designed to extend and enrich the classroom experience, giving your students a great opportunity for active, hands-on learning.

View our School Programs descriptions for 2012-2013

Program information

Programs are available weekdays from September to June and are scheduled to start between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some programs can be shortened to suit your requirements. All of our Educators are experts in adjusting the content to the level of your class.

Free Educational Resources

Some of our Educational Activity Kits—designed to complement our school programs—are available online.

Planning your visit

During your program, Museum Educators will encourage teachers and accompanying adults to participate and assist with programs. Please remember that the Museum is also a demonstration farm, complete with the miracle of new life and the potential hazards of large animals and working machinery. Supervision during free time or with an independent visit is essential to creating a safe and fun atmosphere at the Museum. Students and accompanying adults should also dress appropriately for farm and weather conditions.

Free Visit Preview

Teachers are welcome to visit the Museum free of charge by presenting proof of their teaching status.

School Programs

Reserving your visit

Consult the listing of programs and make your selection. Reserve as early as possible to avoid disappointment — we recommend a minimum of one month in advance.

Three ways to request a program:

  • By telephone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416
  • By fax*: 613-993-7923
  • Online

*For fax option, please print and fill out this form

Space is limited—please reserve early!

LevelStudent-Adult
Ratio
K to Grade 8
K to Secondary Cycle 1
6:1
Grades 9 and up
Secondary Cycle 2 and up
10:1

The Museum requires the above student-adult ratios for student supervision. The Museum reserves the right to limit the number of extra accompanying adults.Teachers and supervisors are expected to remain with their students at all times.

Confirmation of your scheduled program will be sent by mail. For all school programs (excluding independent visits), a Museum Educator will contact you to help plan your visit and answer any questions about the schedule and special student needs.

Fees

  • Students:
    $7, $8, 10 or $12 per student depending upon program

  • Accompanying Adults:
    $1 per adult (excluding teachers)

  • Did you know that we have a Youth Fund to help defray program or transportation costs for some schools and groups? When you call to book a program, ask if your school or groups is eligible.

Maximum group size varies according to the program. A minimum fee of $112, $128, or $192 per group will be charged, depending upon the program. Payment may be made in advance or upon arrival, by cash, credit card (VISA or MasterCard), debit card, or cheque made payable to the Canada Agriculture Museum. For cancellations, please give as much advance notice as possible.

A cancellation fee of $112 per program will be charged for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled start time of the program. In the case of school bus cancellation due to inclement weather, this fee will not apply if a school reschedules the cancelled program within the same school year. For a program cancelled with more than 48 hours’ notice, a $30 administration fee will apply, unless the program is rescheduled within the same school year.

How to find us

The Canada Agriculture Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. The entrance to the Museum’s parking lot is located on (861) Prince of Wales Drive, south of the traffic circle. All buses must use this entrance.

If your car is equipped with, or you have a GPS device, enter the following data:

Parking Entrance
N 45 23.216
W75 42.412


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Consult the Canada Agriculture Museum's site map for more information.

Caution Allergens may be present throughout the Museum's indoor and outdoor facilities.