Cool off at Canada Agriculture Museum's Ice Cream Festival
Got a soft spot for ice cream? Head to the Canada Agriculture Museum on August 11 for the sweet and delicious Ice Cream Festival. Perfect for the entire family, this cow-friendly event will teach everyone how this classic dessert goes from farm to cone, and with dozens of classic and quirky flavours to choose from, it's no wonder that people keep coming back to this fun and exciting festival.
Learning how to milk
Although no dairy cows will be used for the event, visitors can still practise their milking skills on the museum's life-sized wooden cow. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to learn just what it takes to produce a single kilogram of the rich and satisfying sweet.
At 4 p.m., visitors are invited to watch farmers milk cows right before their eyes. Even though there are machines that painlessly and efficiently extract the liquid from cows, there are still some farmers who prefer doing it the old-fashioned way.
After learning how to make ice cream, kids and parents can test their knowledge at the quiz station.
All mammals, even bats, produce milk for their young. During the World of Mammals education program, visitors can learn all there is to know about the animal kingdom and how nearly every species works to produce milk. Learners can even sample some ice creams made from different mammals such as sheep and goats. The museum's bee exhibit will also be open throughout the day so that attendees can learn how pollination is at the very foundation of all agriculture.
Ice cream time
Of course, what's the Ice Cream Festival without endless supplies of ice cream? Visitors will have the chance to make their own desserts with a manual ice cream maker and experiment with as many flavour combinations as they choose. The Merry Dairy, a favourite among locals, will be providing decadent homemade ice cream for the entire festival.
Work it off with some yoga
After chowing down on some ice cream, parents can take their kids to family friendly yoga classes, where they'll learn the simplest and most beneficial poses and breathing exercises.