Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (French: Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada) is a national museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It houses a modern working and experimental farm.[1] Its purpose is to display the history of farming in Canada,[2] to demonstrate advances in farming science and technology, and to show how these affect the lives of Canadians.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
LocationCentral Experimental Farm,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates45.387766°N 75.709083°W / 45.387766; -75.709083
TypeNational Museum

The museum holds exhibits, public programs,[3] facility rentals, special events, and live demonstrations.[4][5][6]

The museum also creates traveling exhibits which are brought to smaller museums throughout Canada.[7][8] It has an outdoor "energy park" which showcases renewable energy sources.[9]


The museum is operated by the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada's scientific and technical heritage. The Corporation has a staff of about 275 and is responsible for three museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.[10]

The museum is affiliated with the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

See also


  1. "The Big 150: Escape the city without leaving — Ottawa’s Experimental Farm". Ottawa, Matt Harrison. May 12, 2017
  2. "How Food Earned Its Place in American Museums". Eater, Tove Danovich Oct 23, 2015
  3. "Watch: Goat yoga at the Farm". The Ottawa Citizen, June 7, 2017
  4. Sutin, David. "Canada Agriculture Museum".
  5. Sally Everett (12 April 2016). Food and Drink Tourism: Principles and Practice. SAGE Publications. p. 352. ISBN 978-1-4739-6595-9.
  6. "The Great Trail: Busy Day in Ottawa". The Weather Network, August 25, 2017
  7. "Stratford Perth Museum exhibit allows kids to explore the science behind the food they eat". By Galen Simmons, Stratford Beacon Herald, October 4, 2017
  8. "Happy anniversary, Canada — and canola!". Manitoba Cooperator, January 6, 2017. Lorraine Stevenson
  9. "Mechanical stomach for renewable energy built by SRC". Global News, April 29, 2014
  10. "National Science and Innovation Gala honours bright young minds, steampunk style". Ottawa Business Journal, Caroline Phillips, May 18, 2017
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