Featured Exhibition

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Each year we offer several temporary exhibitions presenting a variety of topics. Visit the upcoming exhibitions schedule to learn more about what is booked to be on display, or view our list of past exhibitions to see what we have previously hosted. 

Space to Spoon

On exhibition June 11 to September 11, 2022

What does a satellite orbiting 798 kilometres from Earth have to do with the food on our plate? The Peterborough Museum & Archives seeks to answer that question with its newest temporary exhibition titled, Space to Spoon, produced by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Learn how space technology benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture. This exhibition will also highlight the CSA’s Earth observation satellite, RADARSAT-2, and its cutting-edge successor, RADARSAT Constellation.

Space to Spoon is a hands-on experience, with stunning graphics and interactive elements for visitors of all ages. The science, technology, and innovations that transform satellite images into agricultural application is showcased in a way that encourages informal science learning among all visitors.

All exhibition text panels are presented in both English and French. 

The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 and runs until Sunday, September 11th, 2022.

Admission is by donation. We look forward to seeing you!

About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Located on a national heritage site, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is the world’s only working farm in the heart of a capital city. The museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to see diverse breeds of farm animals – important to past and present Canadian agriculture – and to learn about the food they eat. Museum programs and exhibitions are related to Canada’s agricultural heritage, food literacy, and the benefits and relationship of agricultural science and technology to Canadians’ everyday lives.

About the Canadian Space Agency

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity. To achieve this, the Agency promotes an environment where all levels of the organization: pursue excellence collectively; advocate a client-oriented attitude; support employee-oriented practices and open communications; commit itself to both empowerment and accountability; and pledge to cooperate and work with partners to our mutual benefit.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that the Peterborough Museum & Archives is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaty First Nations, which include Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

The Peterborough Museum & Archives respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.