April 13, 2011 @ 11:00AM
Spring is in the air at the Canada Agriculture Museum this Easter weekend! After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Welcome the soft lambs, meet a rabbit, and watch the newly hatched chicks from up close. In the demonstration kitchen, help Museum staff to make a variety of Easter bread and even taste a sample. Don’t miss the annual egg hunt, and the “signs of spring” trivia found in the barns. The Museum is located at the Central Experimental Farm, Prince of Wales Drive, between the traffic circle and Baseline Road.
When: April 22 to 25, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Canada Agriculture Museum
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
* Meet the Chicks: Can a chick hatch from one of the eggs in your fridge? How long does it take for a chick to gestate within the egg? Get the answers to your questions about chickens and meet the newborn chicks.
Extraordinary Eggs! : Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore…they can be fun and fascinating too! Discover all kinds of interesting facts about eggs, compare types, and examine uniquely decorated examples. See an antique egg grading machine in action with these interesting eggs-periments!
Easter Egg Hunt for Tots: Children six and under can take on the challenge of finding eggs hidden throughout the Museum grounds and will be rewarded with a sweet treat.
Making Bread for Easter: Did you know that Hot Cross Buns aren’t the only type of bread eaten at Easter? Learn about the many different types of traditional pieces of bread made to celebrate the season.
Meet the Rabbits: Find out interesting details about the rabbit’s life cycle as well as the reasons for the rabbit’s close association with Easter.
General information: Visit agriculture.technomuses.ca or call 613-991-3053. Parking is free.