We're Open!

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo is at the Museum with Nocturnal Life: Animals at Night. Extended until October 10, 2016 - This amazing show, all in the dark, will let you explore the lives of animals at night. Live animals shows and a chance to interact with cool creatures will make this exhibit a must see!

Wee Wild Ones!

Wee Wild Ones returns on September 27th. Join us Tuesdays from 10:00 - 11:00am

Have a whale of a time this winter with our Wee Wild Ones program!  

Museum of Natural History

What’s bigger, you or a blue whale’s rib bone? Can you tell the difference between a drone bee and a worker bee? How old do you think Gus the tortoise is?

Discover the answer to these questions and more as you explore the wonders of Nova Scotia’s land and sea at the Museum of Natural History. See ancient fossils, glittering gold, stunning Mi’kmaq artifacts, sea creatures from an ocean tide pool, deadly mushrooms, frogs and snakes and whale skeletons. From an eagle’s nest to the ocean floor, there’s something for everyone.


Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  Full Schedule »

Be social

Follow the Naturalists

Be friends with Gus! 

Toxic Plants

If you have eaten or been in contact with a suspected poison plant contact your nearest poison centre (1-800-565-8161) or call 911 in an emergency. 


Museum of Natural History 
1747 Summer Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 3A6
Phone: (902) 424-7353

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Unlimited Visits

Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with a Nova Scotia Museum Annual Pass.