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July 11, 2017

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

OTTAWA, July 11, 2017—The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is pleased to announce that its popular Ice Cream Festival is back again for another year. On Sunday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors of all ages are invited to explore the journey of milk from cow to cone, as they get the inside scoop on ice cream and dairying! It’s also a great media opportunity for outstanding visuals and interviews with Museum spokespersons.

WHAT: The Ice Cream Festival at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

WHEN: Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

WHERE: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive

ACTIVITIES (a full schedule of activities is available on the website):

  • Ice Cream Making
  • Ice Cream Sundae Tasting
  • Marshmallow and Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Tasting
  • Meet a Local Beekeeper
  • Monkey Rock Musical Performance
  • Tally-Ho Wagon Rides ($)—Weather permitting
  • Food Services ($)—Ice cream treats from local eateries such as Stella Luna, The Merry Dairy, Pascale’s All Natural Ice Cream, Oat & Mill and a variety of food services from Mr. Churritos, Sweet Clementines and The Hot Potato Company

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Ice Cream Festival is presented by Nestlé Canada. Enjoy a free frozen treat (while quantities last)!



Kaitlyn MacNeill
Officer, Marketing and Communications
Ingenium — Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

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About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, one of the three museums under the Ingenium brand, is located at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm, which traces its roots to 1886 and is the world’s only working farm in the heart of a capital city. The Museum offers programs and exhibitions on Canada’s agricultural heritage, food literacy, and on the benefits and relationship of agricultural science and technology to Canadians’ everyday lives. It provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see diverse breeds of farm animals important to Canadian agriculture past and present, and to learn about the food they eat. In addition to breeds common to Canadian agriculture, such as Holstein dairy cows and Angus beef cows, the Museum also has Canadienne dairy cows, Tamworth pigs, and Clydesdale horses. Many other breeds of dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, poultry, goats, and rabbits round out the collection.

Public programming includes special weekend theme events, school programs, summer day camps, interpretive tours, demonstrations, and joint undertakings with community groups and associations. For more information, visit our website:

Museum Highlights: Canola! Seeds of Innovation; 150 farm animals in a demonstration farm; historical tractor collection; special events such as Baconpalooza, Global Tastes, and Ice Cream Festival.

About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, inspired from the Latin root for “ingenuity,” encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre under construction, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. For more, visit us:

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