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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4A6, Canada (South End)
902 424 7353
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Ranked #20 of 71 attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums
Description: Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.
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Moncton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at this museum. It was our second visit in a couple of years. The exhibits are unique and the staff are very friendly. We spent 2 hours and that is about what it tops out at. The cost is reasonable...our family of 5 cost $25. There is a coat check so you don't drag your... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We visited the museum on a Sunday afternoon. It was great. We got to meet Gus the 92 year old resident tortoise while he was out for his daily stroll around the museum. He care taker is very good with Gus and all the people that flock around to see him. I was impressed with how she gave every child... More

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Cortez, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Visited this museum on a wet day when had a couple of hours to kill. It was surprisingly interesting. Downstairs is the interactive children's area and though we are both the wrong side of 50 we totally enjoyed it. Upstairs was interesting too. I would recommend a visit.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Loved the museum and the staff in the animal lab spent a considerable time with my 6yr old daughter showing her all the species. Good parking dedicated to the Museum 3$ would do. Only down side is it is not very big, we are used to 2-3hrs to do the museum in Belfast but this place was 1hr max

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Toledo, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The expedition photo's the history were fantastic. The museum was broken up in sections and all had some really interesting things. My husband and I were the only two people there for most of the time of our visit- which was surprising.

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Halifax, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to the natural history museum for the first time yesterday. We had a groupon so it only cost $5 for the two of us which was a good price. It would normally cost $6.25 each. The museum is small so you would only need 60-75 minutes to go through the whole thing. Gus is a great attraction for... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was our 2nd trip. As we did not have time to see/read everything during our first trip, and my son has kept asking we go back, we went again during our weekend visit to Halifax. We were able to watch the turtle feeding and the staff were very patient answering my 6 yr old's questions, even took him back... More

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United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This museum on the waterfront has a great Titanic exhibit and is over all a good museum to learn of the seafaring past of Halifax. We spent 3 hours there and saw it all.

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City of Port-of-Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We loved the huge amount of information here. The nature presentations are extremely well done. We really did not dislike anything as it is very good.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a nice museum--my kids love it. We visit every year and, although the exhibits don't change much (that moose was there when I was a kid!) they have something for everyone. My kids love the live bees, butterflies and sea creature sections. The absolute star is Gus--a 90 year old turtle. He goes on a daiily walk outside... More

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