Kesite’tasikl (meaning “they are cherished”) graphic.

Kesite’tasikl: Kepmite’tmu’kik pitui-kniskamijinaqik Mawo’taqniktuk
Kesite’tasikl: Honoring Ancestors Through Collections

Until November 13

Kesite’tasikl, meaning ‘they are cherished,’ offers a glimpse into the varied collections of the Nova Scotia Museum and private citizens. Why do we collect? There are almost as many answers to this question as collectors. Every object has a unique story, just as each person has theirs.  The exhibit will run until November 13. 


Gus the gopher tortoise,

Gus Walk

Daily at 3:00pm

At 101, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?



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.


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


Daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Holiday hours


Adult $6.30
Child $4.05
Senior $5.70
Student $5.25
Family A (2 adults and children under 17) $17.95
Family B (1 adults and children under 17) $12.50

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

September 30 - Open with free admission.

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Unlimited Visits

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