Easter at the Farm
Come celebrate spring’s arrival at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum during Easter weekend! After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Come welcome the soft little lambs, marvel at the rabbits’ silky fur and observe the fluffy newly-hatched chicks and ducklings from up close. Visitors can learn about the transformation of cacao beans into chocolate while helping make chocolate cake or carrot cake and taste a delicious sample. What’s more, the annual egg hunt is on again! All this from Good Friday through Easter Monday at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum!
Change to Admission Fees: April 14 to 17
Please note, parking at the Museum will be free during Easter, in order to minimize lineups in the parking lot. As such, the admission fees for April 14 to 17 have changed.
|Family (2 adults and 3 children):||$30|
|Student / Senior:||$10|
|Children 3 to 12:||$9|
As always, members receive unlimited free admission.
- Don’t forget to wear your boots, it’s muddy at the Museum in the spring!
- Find your way around the farm with this colourful, easy-to-read map (PDF).
Extraordinary Eggs! (ongoing activity)
Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore…they can be fun and fascinating too! At this station, visitors will discover all kinds of interesting facts about eggs, compare a variety of types of eggs, and examine uniquely decorated eggs. They will also enjoy observing fascinating “eggs-periments” in action and learn how we grade eggs with an egg grader.
Meet the Chicks and Ducklings (ongoing activity)
Can a chick or duckling hatch from one of the eggs in your fridge? How long does it take for these babies to hatch? What is a layer? Get the answers to your questions about chickens and ducks and meet the newly hatched, fluffy chicks and ducklings.
Baking a Chocolate Cake (11:00 and 2:30)
What better time of year to indulge in some chocolaty goodness than Easter. Learn more about the transformation of cacao beans into chocolate and help make a delicious chocolate dessert that is sure to satisfy your cravings (if you haven't already eaten your fill of eggs...).
Baking Classic Carrot Cake (9:30 and 1:00)
Carrots aren’t just for the Easter bunny! Learn about how to incorporate this lovely vegetable into a delicious carrot cake!
Meet the Lambs (10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30)
What would Easter be without soft, gentle lambs? Come meet the Museum’s woolly newborns up close at this demonstration. A Guide will be on hand to make possible the opportunity to pet the lambs as well.
Meet the Rabbits (10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00)
Although rabbits are typically looked at as family pets, they are frequently raised on farms for both their fur and meat. Visitors will be able to learn interesting details about the rabbit’s life cycle as well as the reason behind the rabbit’s close association with Easter. Lastly, interested visitors will also surely get the chance to pet one of these special Easter animals.
Easter Egg Hunt for children (9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30)
The Easter egg hunt start will take place in the horse and cattle barn’s lobby for details where chocolate eggs will be all over the bales of straw in this barn. Children will be able to find 3 eggs each.
Afternoon Milking (4:00)
The milking of the Museum’s dairy cows takes place twice daily. Over the course of this demonstration, visitors will be impressed by the technologies used in modern dairying as they see the herdspeople milk the entire herd. A Museum guide will be on site to explain the process and to answer questions.
New this year- Friday and Saturday only! (10:00, 12:30 and 3:00)
Rabbit agility demonstrations presented by The Renfrew County 4-H Rabbit Club.
Food Services ($)
The Hot Potato Company will be on site to offer food services.