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A Barnyard Hallowe'en

It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, enjoy Halloween storytelling and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home ($) and can take on the challenge of a Scavenger Hunt through the barns and exhibitions.

Find your way around the farm with this colourful, easy-to-read map (PDF).

Halloween Storytelling (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

Everyone loves a spooky fable! Visitors are invited to listen to a storyteller share Halloween tales and legends.

Science Spook-tacular (ongoing)

Welcome to a Science Spook-tacular! You will be astounded as the Museum’s resident Mad Scientist reveals to you Alien Monster Eggs, Goblin Goo and more! Also, challenge yourself to identify animals by their skeletons alone, and investigate some real bones and skulls to see what lies beneath…

Pumpkin Decorating (ongoing)

Children can decorate a pumpkin with a variety of craft material (ex: pipe cleaners, yarn, stickers, etc…) and then bring it home with them. There is an additional cost of $1.00 per pumpkin. This while supplies last.

Halloween Games (ongoing)

Bone dig game before the clock stops ticking! Hunt in a kiddie pool full of corn kernels for bones with a friend and see who can find the most pieces to reassemble Mr. Bones or Mr. Pumpkin head. Great activity for all ages.

Halloween Craft (ongoing)

Help decorate and bring home, if you dare, a spooky Halloween craft!

Costume Parade (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

Costumed visitors are invited to take part in the costume parade and show off their cute or spooky or original costume to everyone in attendance. Treats await all the participants at the end of the parade.

Graveyard Pudding (10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)

Our young visitors are invited to help put together this fun Halloween treat while decorating it with candies to look like a graveyard.

Mini Caramel Apples (ongoing)

Enjoy a sample of this delectable classic while we share a Halloween legend or two.

Scavenger Hunt (ongoing)

Experience the farm and the spooky occasion as you set out on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt through the barns and exhibitions. A sweet treat awaits you once you finish (each participant will be given a candy).

Other Demonstrations

9:30  Rabbit Care – Poultry House
10:30 All about Bats – Energy Park
11:30 Meet the Chickens – Poultry house
2:00  Discover Pumpkins – Dairy Barn Classroom
3:00 Meet the Flock Guardians – Sheep Field
4:00  Afternoon Milking – Dairy Barn 

Tally-Ho Wagon Rides ($) weather permitting (10 a.m.– 2 p.m.)

Enjoy a tour through the fields of the Central Experimental Farm on the Tally-Ho wagon pulled by the dynamic duo, Paul and Padrig, the Museum’s Clydesdale horses.

Food Services ($)

The Hot Potato Company will be on site to offer up a great selection of warm food and beverages.

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