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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6, Canada
+1 902-424-7353
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Enjoyed our visit

We both are science and nature people, so we couldn't miss this, especially since it was so close... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2016
Windermere, Florida
Very cool

The museum is a 2 minute walk away from the Halifax public gardens so take advantage of seeing... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2016
Jordan D
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Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
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1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6, Canada
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+1 902-424-7353
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

We both are science and nature people, so we couldn't miss this, especially since it was so close to the gardens. It was small but packed full of interesting exhibits. It was also really inexpensive.

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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

The museum is a 2 minute walk away from the Halifax public gardens so take advantage of seeing both. It costed only $5 I believe to enter the museum. They had live animal demonstrations (we got to see snakes and lizards), they have activities for...More

1  Thank Jordan D
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We spent a little over an hour visiting the displays. The display about the mystery of Oak Island was interesting as well as the displays of local wildlife and history,

Thank Bob499181
Reviewed July 8, 2016

It's small but packed, with lots of different types of exhibits -- good on rocks and geology, First Peoples, Sable Island, small mammals (expecially nocturnal ones) and fish and birds. Very impressive.

Thank Sam S
Reviewed July 2, 2016

A lot is packed into this museum. Don't be deceived by the relatively skimpy downstairs. Up the ramp you will find excellent exhibits on marine life, sable island, rocks and minerals, the Micmaw, etc.

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I would have to confess I had not intended to visit this museum, but a very heavy fog suggested some other activity than going to the Citadel. I am glad I did. Its small, but very focussed on Nova Scotia and very interesting. The displays...More

1  Thank BBABG
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We liked this museum. Many exhibits were more appropriate for children, but since we're young at heart, we still enjoyed it. Very informative about animals, birds, fish, etc.

Reviewed April 20, 2016

For a museum on the smaller size, they do a good job of educating visitors with a number of 'highlight' exhibits; including Gus the 93 year old turtle, a sphere which can show weather patterns and tectonic plate movement (both past and future estimates), a...More

Thank JCM10_11
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my fiance as part of a "fun day" date in the city. We were both disappointed and surprised that it seems to be so well received by others. A lot of the buttons that are supposed to trigger noises or quotes did not...More

Thank SparkyLady2013
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

After seeing negative reviews on here, I wanted to check it out with my fiancé. Being in our mid/late twenties, we actually thought it was very cool! It's not an enormous museum, but for a provincial museum you can't expect Smithsonian-sized exhibits. The admission was...More

1  Thank Jessica G
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