Stange Things

Vanguard

150 years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

Opening June 28th at the Museum of Natural History at 7:30 pm

Come and celebrate Nova Scotians who moved the province forward and made a difference. The exhibit will engage you with the stories of our people, whose lives exemplify innovation and change and champion diversity. Also on display our collective cultural installation led by Social Sculptor Miro Davis, Pollinating Constellation.

First Peoples, First Meetings:

The French in Seventeenth Century Mi’kma’ki

Opening June 21 at Museum of Natural History at 3 pm

This new exhibit explores a period almost 250 years prior to Confederation shedding new light on early encounters and early relationships between the Mi’kmaq and French traders in seventeenth-century Mi’kma’ki, Discover story of kinship and alliance in a time of uncertain change.

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.

Hours

Monday 9a.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.
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Location

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

The Mi'kmaq

Heritage Day 2017 recognized the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people. Please download our free information sheet on the Mi’kmaq.

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