Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Do you like ice cream? Visit the Canada Agriculture Museum on Saturday, August 11, and learn about the journey from cow to cone. Practice your milking technique on the Museum’s wooden cow and get the scoop on how dairying technology now includes milking machines, and even robotic milkers.
Try your hand at an old-fashioned manual ice cream maker, and taste your own yummy creation. To add to the festivities, join in on family yoga or dancing, or a puppet show and craft corner.
Ice Cream Festival Activities
Ice Cream Making
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Help make ice cream with an old-fashioned manual ice cream maker. Various flavours will be made throughout the day, with lots of taste testing opportunities!
From Cow to Cone
Ever wonder what it’s like to milk a cow? Try your hand at milking the museum’s wooden cow Vanillie! Find out how much milk a cow produces each day, and how much of that milk is cream. Discover the steps needed to make delicious ice cream.
World of Mammals
From bats to cows, and goats to humans, all mammals share key characteristics that set them apart from other animals. Discover what these characteristics are while learning about the mammals that live on farms. Join Museum staff in our demonstration kitchen as they serve you a sample of ice cream made with milk from another mammal than dairy cows.
Visit our dairy barn and watch as we milk our very own cows!
Kids Dance Class
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Calling all kids! Come and join the fun as we learn basic steps and become dancing bees! Don’t forget to stop by our bee exhibit to learn fascinating facts about these insects.
A World Without Pollinators is a World Without Ice Cream
Pollinators are the insects that pollinate flowers. You know about bees and butterflies, but did you know that there are over 1,000 species of pollinating insects in Canada? Come to our bee exhibit and discover the essential role that pollinators play in the production of many forage crops fed to dairy cows, as well as in the production of cherries, strawberries, vanilla, etc… Enjoy a taste of honey while you are here.
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Kids will be enchanted by our puppet show. The show will feature puppets named after some of our favourite animals here at the Museum.
12:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Join us for some family fun yoga time! Children will be introduced to the many benefits of yoga as we set sail on a yoga adventure. We will explore several yoga poses and simple breathing techniques. Yoga for children can help develop body awareness, increase flexibility, balance and confidence.
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Kids are invited to come and listen to a very special story all about….ice cream!
Ice Cream Quiz
Come and test your ice cream IQ! Take a quiz and learn about interesting ice cream facts.
Join the fun and create your own special ice cream cone collage.
Games and fun for all!
- Chalk corner
- Hula hoops
- Bubble making
All about Milk - 9:45 a.m.
Check out the Chickens and Ducks - 10:30 a.m.
“Cooking” for Cows - 11:30 a.m.
Groom a Calf - 12:30 p.m.
Meet Nel the Canadian Horse - 1:45 p.m.
Meet Eeyore, the Sheep and Goats - 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Meet the Pigs - 3 p.m.
The Buzz about Honeybees - 3:45 p.m.
Tally-Ho Wagon Rides ($) weather permitting
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a tour through the fields of the Central Experimental Farm on the Tally-Ho wagon pulled by the dynamic duo, Ted and Merrill, the Museum’s Clydesdale horses.
Food Services ($)
The Merry Dairy will be on site to sell their delicious homemade ice cream. They will offer vanilla flavoured ice cream with a selection of toppings.
The Canada Agriculture Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, Prince of Wales Drive, between the traffic circle and Baseline Road.
For more information, please visit our Visitor Information page or call 613-991-3044.
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