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A Barnyard Hallowe'en

It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, 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).


Cereal Barn

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.

Small Animal Barn Classroom

Day of the Dead Craft  (ongoing)

Help decorate and bring home, if you dare, a festive sugar skull mask to celebrate the Mexican tradition of Day of the dead or Dia de los Muertos. Learn about this Mexican Tradition while decorating your own mask.        

Memory Park

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.

Demonstration Kitchen (Exhibitions Area)

“Green Goblin” Smoothie Making (ongoing)

Shhhhhh… Don’t tell the kids! They might not want to eat this tasty goblin smoothie if they know it’s made from spinach. Enjoy a sample while we share a Halloween legend or two. 

Dairy Barn Classroom

Dr. Franken-Stein’s Creature Lab (ongoing)

This good doctor is anything but! She’s been creating creepy farm creatures and has even taken on some features of her favourite breed of cow. Join her in her lab and piece together your own creature creation (paper craft), challenge yourself to identify animals by their skeletons alone, and investigate some real bones and skulls to see what lies beneath…


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
10:00  Groom a Calf – Dairy Barn
11:30 All about Bats – Dairy Barn (outside calf barn entrance)
2:00  Meet the Sheep and Goats – Small Animal Barn
3:00 Meet the ducks – Horse and Cattle Barn
4:00  Afternoon Milking – Dairy Barn 

Tally-Ho Wagon Rides ($) weather permitting (10:00 – 2:00)

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

Food Services ($)

Bytown Catering will be on site to offer up a great selection of warm food and beverages.

This event is presented by: Nestlé logo

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