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New Brunswick Museum

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Address: 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L4Z6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-643-2300
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) provides a remarkable introduction to New...
The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) provides a remarkable introduction to New Brunswick's rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. At Canada's oldest continuing museum, visitors will discover stories of New Brunswick's past and present on three floors of creative exhibitions, and fun events.
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Didn't go into the museum but we booked a two hour tour of the city (15$ per person) with a very knowledgeable guide and it turned out to be a fun and informative experience that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't go into the museum but we booked a two hour tour of the city (15$ per person) with a very knowledgeable guide and it turned out to be a fun and informative experience that both me and my girlfriend appreciated very much. Recommended for any person who loves history or a bit of a different experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent displays with lots of staff on hand to answer all your questions. Great activities going on for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Way bigger than I would have thought. Will want to set aside some time to see everything. Lots and lots to learn. Great price as they gave a student discount. Cool place for Canadians to learn our own heritage & tourists can see the typical Canadian stereotypes be put into real life. Loved all the learning.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is an awesome museum. My kids love coming here. There is tons for them to do, and tons for them to learn. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. The gift shop is wonderful. Hope to come again next year

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great place to go for great views of Saint John. They had very good guides who were very informative and offered some good activities for children. It doesn't really take that long to see everything. Don't know if it was worth the admission price

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It has three levels: NB history, natural history and beaux arts, The first one is where we spent most of our time, and the part about how a ship is built was really interesting and pretty much the first time we saw it explained so well. Also interesting was the the first part about the was of 1812. The second... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My kids and I spent 3 hours in the museum. The kids loved the kids area. They made jelly fish. They also thought the geology area was awesome.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum to see the Whale display. Our tour guide was informative and very willing to answer the children's questions. Overall it was a fun day and the price was reasonable. Nice little gift shop too.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day, this will help you pass the time. However, one visit is probably enough. There is a room with children's toys and activities which our family enjoyed. Otherwise, the exhibits are interesting but not terribly interactive. There are certainly more fun museums in the region.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Kids had a chance to cook "fossil cookies", and we visited pretty much every floor. Plenty of activities and the visit was very enjoyable.

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