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Butter Making School Program

Butter Making

Moo! Moo! Mmm! Mmm! In this 90-minute program, your preschool, kindergarten, and primary students will trace the journey of milk from pasture to table as it becomes butter.

Program Description:

Students see the life cycle of a dairy cow as they visit the calves, heifers, and cows in the Dairy Barn. They learn that mammals produce both milk and cream. Then, they transform cream into fresh butter for a tasty snack. Students also handle the tools of yesterday’s dairy farmer — pails, stool, milker, churn, and butter paddles.

Curriculum Links:

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Science and Technology Preschool Competency 5 — To construct his/her understanding of the world
Grades 1 and 2 Science and Technology — Understanding Life Systems Primary Cycle 1 Science and Technology — To explore the world of science & technology
    Geography, History and Citizenship Education — To construct his/her representation of space, time, and society
Grade 3 Social Studies — Heritage and Citizenship    

Teacher Tips:

The Museum is also a demonstration farm, complete with large animals and working machinery. Please advise students of potential hazards. See more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.


$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
A minimum fee of $144 will be charged per group.


To reserve this program call 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416 (toll free). You may also complete the online reservation form or email

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