Nocturnal Life: Animals at Night

The Museum of Natural History is pleased to welcome Little Ray's Reptile Zoo back to the Museum with Nocturnal Life: Animals at Night. 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 this summer!

Toxic Plants

Nova Scotia Poison Centre: 1-800-565-8161

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


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.


The Museum will be closed Monday, June 27, 2016 for building wide construction.


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 »

1747 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia »

Science on a Sphere

Science On a Sphere is an animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and solar system! 

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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.