University of Manitoba - Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences - Dept of Animal Science - Summer Events
Summer Events

The Farm and Food Discovery Centre hosts a variety of family friendly summer programming. 2018 Summer events are held on select Saturdays.

 

  • Saturday, July 14 - Insect Investigation: Learn about the bugs that are all around us and then wander outside to catch insects buzzing around the Discovery Centre.
    Drop in from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


  • Saturday, July 21 - Ice Cream Party - Come join us at the Discovery Centre and make some homemade  ice cream, a cold treat to enjoy on a hot summer’s day!
    Drop in from 10:00 am - 2:00
    pm

  • Saturday, July 28 - Breakfast on the Farm - Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast on the farm, explore the Discovery Centre and take a farm tour. 
    Pre‑registration required, event from 10:00 am - 1:00
    pm

  • Thursday, August 2 - Dairy Day - Explore the dairy barn and learn about how we get milk to make cheese and yogurt. Finish by helping to make some fresh ice cream!
    Pre-registration required, event from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Saturday, August 11 - Pigs, Pork and Pulses - Gaze through windows into our hog barn to see brand new piglets, learn about pork production, try tasty pork and pulses food samples and grab a swag bag on the way out!
    FREE DAY but pre‑registration is required, event from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Sunday, August 18 - Pizza Party - Mix, knead and roll out your own pizza dough before topping it with some delicious local ingredients.
    Pre-registration required, event from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25 - Virtual Farm Day - Come check out our new 360° Virtual Reality System to explore beef cattle, sheep and other farms. Try out our farming simulator gaming station and sit in a 2018 MacDon Swather cab.
    Drop in from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please note: Due to unforseen circumstances, Pizza Party has been moved from August 25th to August 18th and Virtual Farm Day has been moved from August 18th to August 25th. We apologize for any confusion.

Cost:
$5.00 + GST per person over 5 years old
$3.50 + GST per child 3-4 years old

For more information or to register,  please contact our Discovery Centre Coordinator at (204) 883-2524 or ffdc@umanitoba