Logo for the new exhibit Age of the Mastodon.

Age of the Mastodon

Coming February 2022

Over 80,0000 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 this February 2022.

Welcome back

We are happy to welcome you back to the Museum of Natural History.  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. 

 

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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

Learning at home

Your Museum of Natural History has plenty of ways to keep learning anytime, at home or on the go, through our online activities, exhibits and videos

 
 

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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

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

The Museum will be closed to the public January 10-21, 2022. This closure will allow for a number of gallery renewal projects and for the preparation of the new exhibit Age of the Mastodon.

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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Admissions

Admission by donation.

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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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