Logo for the new exhibit Age of the Mastodon.

Age of the Mastodon

Now on view

Over 80,000 years ago, the landscape of Nova Scotia shook from the heavy footsteps of giants. Mastodons were one of the largest of ice age mammals and for many years, Nova Scotia was ideal mastodon habitat. As we face climate change today, what lessons can we learn from the age of the mastodons? Visit the Age of the Mastodon.

Graphic with text Apoqnmatm curated by Kayla Rudderham.


Curated by Kayla Rudderham

September 21, 2022 to January 8, 2023 - Apoqnmatm is a collaborative project between Membertou First Nation, the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History and The Counter-Memory Activism Research Group which aims to introduce colonial institutions to a different way of thinking about the beings in their care and to build a better relationship between the Mi’kmaq and the Nova Scotia Museum. 


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, snakes and salamanders. From an eagle’s nest to the ocean floor, there’s something for everyone.

Upcoming Exhibition - Body Worlds Vital

Body Worlds Vital is an incredible exhibition offering an amazing opportunity to understand our anatomy, our health, and to gain a new appreciation for what it means to be human.

Body Worlds Vital will be on view January 27, 2023 at your Museum of Natural History. Check back soon for updates.


Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Holiday Hours


Adult $6.30
Youth (6-17) $4.05
Child (5 and under) Free
Senior $5.70
Student (with ID) $5.25
Family A (2 adults and children under 17) $17.95
Family B (1 adult and children under 17) $12.50
MNH annual pass holder Free
NSM annual pass holder Free

Be social


Follow the Naturalists

Be friends with Gus!

Sign up for the new Museum of Natural History newsletter, your email update on all the latest events and exhibits.


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


Buy one Get 27

Unlimited Visits

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