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Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

The Museum of Natural History is pleased to host the immersive Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest. This live animal exhibit features an array of animals including tarantula, caiman, iguanas, boa constrictors and the return of the sloth!   

Do not miss your opportunity to visit this beautiful exhibit and see a live animal show at 10am,11:30am 1pm and 3pm. Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is on view now through June 23.

Cat Fest

Sat. July 7 &and Sun. July 8 from 10am tp 4pm

Join us for the 4th Annual Cat Fest as we celebrate our favourite felines. This year's event will be our largest ever with tables and events spread over multiple areas of the Museum,  live cats, hands-on activities, vendors, and amazing cat charities. Fundy Fanciers will be hosting a Cat Show with purebred and domestic cats both days. 


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.


Monday 9 am - 5 pm
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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Museum of Natural History 
1747 Summer Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 3A6
Phone: (902) 424-7353


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