Logo for the new exhibit Age of the Mastodon.

Age of the Mastodon

Now on view

Over 80,000 years ago, the landscape of Nova Scotia shook from the heavy footsteps of giants. Mastodons were one of the largest of ice age mammals and for many years, Nova Scotia was ideal mastodon habitat. As we face climate change today, what lessons can we learn from the age of the mastodons? Visit the Age of the Mastodon.

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Virtual field trips

We miss field trips too. Let us help teach some of our important provincial stories through our curriculum-based virtual programs brought into your classroom online

Wee Wild Ones returns May 10!

We are happy to announce that our Wee Wild Ones program returns to an in-person format this May! Join us for a fun program where kids under 5 and their caregivers explore the wonders of nature at the Museum of Natural History. Enjoy stories and puppet shows; explore real museum specimens; build with tree blocks; and learn through play!

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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, snakes and salamanders. From an eagle’s nest to the ocean floor, there’s something for everyone.

Please note

Know Before You Go - COVID-19 Guidlines

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.

Hours

Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Holiday Hours

Admissions

Adult $6.30
Youth (6-17) $4.05
Child (5 and under) Free
Senior $5.70
Student (with ID) $5.25
Family A (2 adults and children under 17) $17.95
Family B (1 adult and children under 17) $12.50
MNH annual pass holder Free
NSM annual pass holder Free

 

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Location

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

 
 

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