Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.
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Art H
Dartmouth, Canada880 contributions
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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Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada637 contributions
Jul 2023
The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History is a small but interesting museum tucked away a short walk away from The Citadel. exhibits about the wildlife, plants and how they have played a part in The Maritimes over the span of time are featured. You can see everything in well under an hour but though small still worth a look.
Written August 1, 2023
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MarcoNorthPolo
Lunenburg, Canada112 contributions
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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MarcoNorthPolo
Lunenburg, Canada112 contributions
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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Must Do Travels
World449 contributions
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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HalanW
Halifax23 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
For the money, this place is lacking. There is no mention of the word "EVOLUTION" anywhere in any descriptions or presentations. There is no mention of ancestral species and certainly no mention of anything related to human evolution. It's like they think that the organisms on earth today are the only ones that have ever been here. I wonder if they avoid EVOLUTION because of complaints from people who think either that evolution doesn't happen or that humans are exempt from evolution. EVOLUTION through Natural Selection is only the single most important, most influential discovery in the history of the universe. A museum of natural history should embrace this and have displays and events and descriptions that educate us about evolution, including the evolution of us human apes. Unfortunately there are actually some people who believe that to view humans as animals is a bad and dangerous thing and I wonder if this museum is cowardly avoiding the issue so they don't offend people who think that God created all animals and that God made us special.
Written August 9, 2014
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Nathaniel S Hardy Jr
Douglasville, GA14 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
This was my "umpteenth" time visiting the Province of Nova Scotia and Halifax. We had a planned trip to travel to both the Northwest and Southwest part of the Province taking the "Evangeline Trail and the Lighthouse Trail." I love the the lighthouses that I saw along the way. Some that were not actually on the trail itself. My only "gripe" about visiting Nova Scotia is that it is expensive to purchase anything in the province, so if you are both a beer and alcohol consumer you might want to think about buying those consumables. The countryside is so beautiful, a lot of farms, and the mountains that look out to the Bay of Fundy. Just "BEAUTIFUL!" This "Maritime" Province was the first port outside of the United States that I visited when I enlisted the U.S. Navy in 1983.
Written October 1, 2014
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dsmith31
Halifax, Canada229 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
My family along with my 3 year old granddaughter visited this museum on Canada Day. My grand daughter loved the spider exhibit, turtles and frogs and ofcourse Gus the turtle. She also enjoyed the interactive boat area and sand table.It was a lovely family afternoon spent indoors due to the weather. She enjoyed it so much she wanted to return later in the day. I will certainly keep this spot in mind when a new exhibit begins as I'm sure it will be equally as well done.
Written July 2, 2019
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dgg123
Halifax, Canada1,476 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit here today and spent a 1 or tow to see and look at everything. Was very impressed with the planet globe and how it showed the Stars and the weather patterns. there is a small charge but it is well worth it.
Written October 24, 2015
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Natasha L
Moncton, Canada101 contributions
Mar 2014
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 coat all day, and the bathrooms and fountain are handy ( important, especially with kids in tow). There is paid parking out front, but they could use more spaces. It was tight. The permanent exhibits showcase local aboriginal history, ocean habitats, and woodland animals. We have seen traveling exhibits that showcased dinosaurs and now bugs...my husband and daughter even ate bugs cooked right in front of them, while I held a tarantula. Good times.
Written March 8, 2014
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