A group of adults are touring the dairy barn while wearing masks.

Come explore the Discovery Centre to learn about how food is produced and processed in Canada! Whether you're dropping in for a self guided tour, booking a private tour for your group of friends or family, joining us for an educational program or birthday party, or booking our versatile meeting space, the Farm and Food Discovery Centre welcomes you with open arms and a smile on our faces.

Hours of operation

  • A digital sign at the entrance of the Farm and Food Discovery Centre indicates the facility is open for pre-booked visits.
  • A child and adult sit inside the model swather cab at FFDC.

Operating hours

Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are currently only open for pre-booked visits. There are no drop-ins at this time. 
Visit our COVID-19 Information page for more details on our safety protocol. 

 

Closures

We are closed on long weekends and all holidays observed by the University of Manitoba.

Upcoming Closures: 

  • September 30 for The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • October 9, 10 and 11 for Thanksgiving weekend
  • November 11 for Remembrance Day
  • December 12 to January 4 for FFDC & UM Holiday Closure

Admission

Drop-in admission Price (taxes included)
Children (0-2 years old) FREE
Youth ages (3-17 years old) $4.00
Adults ages (18+) $5.50
Seniors (65+) $4.00
Family Rate (1-2 adults, 2-4 youth) $20.00
Add on a dairy barn tour $1.00 / person

Note, these prices reflect drop-in rates only.

For prices on educational programming, meetings, team Building, facility rentals or birthday parties, follow the links on the right to their webpages. 

COVID-19 update

 

In accordance with Manitoba Public Health Orders and University of Manitoba COVID-19 procedures, FFDC:
- requires masks to be worn by anyone ages 5yrs +,
- requires proof of vaccination for eligible guests (born on or before December 31, 2009)
- is enforcing physical distancing standards
- is keeping certain exhibits that are unable to be sanitized closed among other safety procedures. 

For full details on the safety protocol in place to keep you, our staff and our community safe, head to our COVID-19 Information page. 

Guided tours

  • A groups of seniors learn about laying hens while on a tour of FFDC.

    Tour of the Discovery Centre

    The standard admission price could include a free guided tour of the Farm and Food Discovery Centre including the view into our operational hog barn. You can even ask when the pigs are expected to give birth to plan your visit for when there are brand new piglets! To guarantee your free guided tour, be sure to pre-book your visit and request a guided tour!

    Note: guided tours must be booked in advance to ensure our staff are free and available to guide you.

  • Families with kids look at the dairy calves during a barn tour at FFDC.

    Tour of the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Discovery and Learning Complex

    For an additional charge, you can request a tour of the state-of-the-art dairy barn when you pre-book a visit at FFDC. You will get a close up look at cows and calves in the barn, learn about how cattle are cared for in Manitoba, and see some of the fascinating technology in action!

    Note: dairy barn tours must be pre-booked.

Upcoming events

  • Two children sit at a wooden table wearing masks. One is mixing pizza dough in a metal bowl with a wooden spoon while the other watches.
  • A mom and child are served pancakes during the Breakfast with Santa family fun event at FFDC.

The Farm and Food Discovery Centre hosts a wide range of family fun events throughout the year. Some crowd favourites include Ice Cream Party, Breakfast with Santa, Pumpkin Carving Party, Open Farm Day, and Pizza Party. Make sure your crew doesn't miss out on all the fun at the Discovery Centre!

Farm and Food Awareness Week in Manitoba
September 20 - 24, 2021

To celebrate this amazing week, FFDC is offering two amazing FREE experiences for classrooms and the public. 
 

1. Free virtual tours & activity kits for classrooms
Tuesday, September 20 - Friday, September 24, 2021

From Tuesday - Friday, up to 14 classrooms in Manitoba can book free 1-hr virtual tours of the barns at the Farm and Food Discovery Centre. These bookings will also include age appropriate activity kits shipped directly to the school. 

Each day, FFDC staff will book 2 morning and 2 afternoon tours. Pre-registration is required, tours will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book your class (of up to 30)'s spot, fill in our online registration form. Note: your registration is tentative until confirmed by FFDC staff. 
 

2. Fun on the Farm Event - free admission & tours of FFDC for the public
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday, September 25th, FFDC is welcoming the public to partake in free in-person tours of the hog and the dairy barns and have time to explore and play in the Discovery Centre. 

We will be booking small groups of guests to join us for the following tour times:

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pre-registration is required - no drop-ins. Capacity is very limited. 

Register your group of up to 15 by filling in our online event registration formNote: your registration is tentative until confirmed by FFDC staff. 

All COVID-19 safety protocols will be maintained.
Details on current protocol are available on our COVID-19 page.
Current protocol is subject to change based on
Public Health Orders and University of Manitoba policy.

Find us

Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
1290 Research Station Road
Glenlea Research Station | University of Manitoba
Glenlea, Manitoba, Canada, R0G 0S0

1-204-883-2524
1-204-883-2532