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Museum Making: An Invitation

On now

The Nova Scotia Museum belongs to all Nova Scotians. We opened 150 years ago as a general museum of science and history. Today, we are a family of 28 sites located throughout the province – the most decentralized museum in Canada. Our collection includes more than one million artifacts and specimens. We invite you to join us as we look back on 150 years of museum making. We’re challenging ourselves — and you — to think about what matters most to Nova Scotians in 2018.  

This Is What I Wish You Knew

Presented in partnership with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center in Halifax

Through these fourteen tiles, the artists share the challenges and diverse experiences of the Mi’kmaw community throughout our region. We invite you to enjoy the beauty of the tiles and listen as the artists reveal how their personal journeys are reflected in these works of art.


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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Celebrate 150 years rich with stories

Join us for 150 days of celebrations, events, and exhibitions.