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Discover the Barns School Program

Discover the Barns

Established over 100 years ago, the Museum’s showcase herds reflect the most important commercial breeds of animals in Canada. Discover the Barns is a 90-minute guided tour of the Museum barns and is adapted for all ages.

Program Description:

Discover Canada’s living agricultural heritage in the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum barns. Museum barns are home to several showcase groups of key Canadian livestock, including chickens, cows, goats, horses, pigs, rabbits, and sheep.

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All Tours are adapted to suit all ages and grade levels  All Tours are adapted to suit all ages and grade levels

Teacher Tips:

Please advise students of potential hazards around large animals and working machinery. Dress for weather conditions (hats, sunscreen, rain gear). Download this pre-visit information PDF or see more pre-visit tips.


$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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