Museum of Natural History

We are happy to welcome you back to the Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, December 22nd.  We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.  Check out our “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit.

Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life, in collaboration with the noted Museo Egizio of Florence, Italy, features more than 100 exceptional original artifacts and exemplars, including mummies, painted sarcophagi, funeral trousseau and votive objects that evoke the mythical, mysterious landscape of the tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt, on view until February 7, 2021.  


Snow White

Mills Brothers, the well-known fine clothing store that graced Spring Garden Road in Halifax for many decades, first displayed Snow White and her friends in the late 1940s. Continue this tradtion with a visit to your Museum of Natural History to see Snow White and her friends, on view until January 31, 2021. Check out our blog post "Storefront Memories" for more about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mills Brothers. 

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.


The Museum of Natural History will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, December 22nd. 


Monday closed
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
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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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