Drawn to Life: Understanding the World through Drawing

Opening September 21, 2019

As part of the international Big Draw Festival 2019, Drawn to Life: Understanding the World through Drawing invites visitors to explore examples of how artists, scientists, children and others have used drawing in their lives. It offers opportunities to interact with artefacts and specimens, which will inspire you to slow down, observe, and draw.  


Family Halloween Party graphic. Museum of Natural History at Night with bats and a full moon.

Science on a Sphere

Researchers at NOAA developed Science on a Sphere to help explain Earth system science to people of all ages. Animated images, ranging from space to ocean temperatures and more, can be seen on this interactive sphere.

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.

Please note

As of July 31, 2019, the Nova Scotia Museum will no longer be accepting Tick Enquiries. If you have any specific concerns about Lyme disease, please contact your doctor.


Monday closed
Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 8 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
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Adult - $6.30
Youth (6 -17) - $4.05
Child (under 5) - Free
Senior - $5.70
Student – $5.25
Family A - $17.95 (2 adults & children under 17)
Family B - $12.50 (1 adults & children under 17)

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


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