Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.
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MarcoNorthPolo
Lunenburg, Canada87 contributions
We go once a year
Nov 2020 • Family
We were recently there for the Egyptian Mummy’s exhibit. It was a great time and was well put together. The regular exhibits that they have are also fun to see. The kids always love the turtles, frogs and snakes.
Written November 21, 2020
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B0bNM
Fredericton, Canada109 contributions
Great educational Egypt exhibit
Oct 2020
On a get-away visit to Halifax, we decided to visit the Museum of Natural History to see the special exhibit about Egypt. There were great artifacts, mummies and coffins that were 1000s of years old. We enjoyed learning about some of the burial rituals practiced in ancient times. In several places, the lighting was poor and we had difficulty reading the descriptions unless we moved to the side to get out of our own shadow. We loved the very realistic dioramas, especially the one with the deer and moose. Liked the live frogs & snakes as well as all the stuffed birds of the East Coast. We were able to park in the parking lot on the south side of the building but we got the last spot as this lot is also used by people visiting the hospital across the street.
Written November 1, 2020
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Rose LeBlanc
Fredericton, Canada44 contributions
Great family museum!
Mar 2020 • Family
Our family enjoyed this museum. Great for many ages. My youngest was bored quickly (he is 4) but he kept himself entertained with the Sable Island area. There is a large life size ship for kids to explore. I love the Sable Island area - very informative!

Lots of interactive attractions, with a variety of natural history. Live Animals (snakes/frogs/turtle), fossils, taxidermy, plants. We saw Gus (the 97 year old turtle) but he wasn’t doing much.

While we were there, the Egyptian display was being showcased. This was very neat. The information with each item was brief and sometimes hard to understand. But nonetheless, I found the items captivating. How could you not!? My 8 year old found them “creepy” but she still liked it.

The price for admission is very reasonable compared to some other museums.

Definitely recommend for families!
Written March 4, 2020
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Art H
Dartmouth, Canada855 contributions
Interesting Egyptian Exhibit
Feb 2020
Having been to Egypt twice, I was pleased when the museum featured a special exhibit on Egyptian mummies and burial material. There was a good variety of material but it was not well labeled. I was interested in where some of the exhibits came from, but most were just explained generally. Overall I felt it was good exhibit. I was disappointed to find that the material was not directly from Egypt but was from Italy. This was material taken from Egypt, possibly in exchange for help saving other sites for flooding, but It could also have been simply artifacts taken during early days of exploring Egypt - this was not explained.
Written March 2, 2020
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Mort S
Halifax, Canada348 contributions
Great displays for kids.
Jan 2020
This is a great place to take younger children or in our case, grandchildren for a morning visit. On the day we arrived there was an excellent tour in place and a huge set up involving Lego. You simply can't miss with the Lego theme. It was extremely detailed and well put together. The entry cost is very reasonable and parking is provided next to the edifice itself.
Written February 3, 2020
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MarcoNorthPolo
Lunenburg, Canada87 contributions
There is always something new
Dec 2019
We went with the kids, who spend as much time at the permanent living wildlife exhibit at the entrance as the so anywhere else. Turtles, snakes, bees, frogs, you name it- if it’s small and native to NS, they probably have some in a terrarium.
I always enjoy the underwater exhibit with starfish, crabs, and other aquatic critters.
Written January 1, 2020
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Must Do Travels
World449 contributions
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Apr 2019
One of the oldest museum in Canada but definitely my fave. A Must visit, an opportunity to experience and learn about Nova Scotia's social and natural history
Written December 24, 2019
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PNWTravellinMan
Vancouver, WA205 contributions
Kids might like it but for an inquisitive adult it was wanting.
Sep 2019
I'm pretty much always up for natural history museums so we tried this one out. It was reasonably priced at a little over 4.00 each (seniors) but was very short on detail, variety, and quality of exhibits. Perhaps the limited number of flora, fauna, and mineral varieties of the province was restrictive but regardless we found it not worth the time (about 30 minutes and we were done.) Kids would probably enjoy the experience but I wouldn't recommend it for adults.
Written October 9, 2019
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cheryl w
Ontario, Canada21 contributions
Really well done
Oct 2019
The diaoramas are well done. Alot of learning can be had here. They were working on a new exhibit. In Mid town Halifax b ut accessible by bus or hop on hop off,stops right in front.
Written October 9, 2019
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Natalie A
6 contributions
Dinosaurs, wild horses on sable island, real live reptiles. Need i say more??
Dec 2018
We have been to this museum 3 times. Always a new exhibit. We spent over 3 hours there and probably could have stay longer....We love this place!
Written October 9, 2019
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