March Break 2017

March 11, 2017 to March 19, 2017

Saturday March 11

Science on a Sphere – Night Sky Stories

9:30am

3:00pm

Using Science on a Sphere, let a museum naturalist introduce you to the stories in the night sky. When gazing at the heavens, people throughout the ages didn’t just see stars. They saw animals, heroes, gods, and even dragons! These fixtures in the sky allowed stories to be passed down for generations from ancient times to today, for all to enjoy.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Turtles

2:30pm –Salamanders

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Sunday March 12

Science on a Sphere – Night Sky Stories

9:30am

3:00pm

Using Science on a Sphere, let a museum naturalist introduce you to the stories in the night sky. When gazing at the heavens, people throughout the ages didn’t just see stars. They saw animals, heroes, gods, and even dragons! These fixtures in the sky allowed stories to be passed down for generations from ancient times to today, for all to enjoy.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Animal Tracks

10:00am - 12:00pm

Animals leave different signs to show their presence – including tracks! Discover our natural world in a new way by learning about tracks at the Museum of Natural History. Try matching tracks to different animals, learn how an animal’s track can change with different surfaces, or create your own track story.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Frogs

2:30pm - Eastern Painted Turtles

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Forest Discovery

1:00-3:00pm

Our forests are home to a staggering array of animals and plants. Take a walk through the Netukulimk Gallery and follow clues to discover the animals and plants that have a place there. Get a closer look at some of the wildlife and the signs they leave behind.

 

Monday March 13

Animal Tracks

9:30am - 12:00pm

Animals leave different signs to show their presence – including tracks! Discover our natural world in a new way by learning about tracks at the Museum of Natural History. Try matching tracks to different animals, learn how an animal’s track can change with different surfaces, or create your own track story.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Eastern Painted Turtles

2:30pm – Tide Tank

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Scents and Sounds

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Animal communicate to each other in all kinds of strange ways. Explore how all the senses are used for communication, and even how humans might be sending messages without knowing it. Using smell, sight, and sound, visitors will explore some of the unique ways animals communicate!

 

Tuesday March 14

Scents and Sounds

9:30am – 12:00pm

Animal communicate to each other in all kinds of strange ways. Explore how all the senses are used for communication, and even how humans might be sending messages without knowing it. Using smell, sight, and sound, visitors will explore some of the unique ways animals communicate!

 

Special Guest – Museum Exhibit Technicians

10:00am – 3:00pm

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Northern Spring Peepers

2:30pm - Salamanders

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Forest Discovery

1:00-3:30pm

Our forests are home to a staggering array of animals and plants. Take a walk through the Netukulimk Gallery and follow clues to discover the animals and plants that have a place there. Get a closer look at some of the wildlife and the signs they leave behind.

 

Wednesday March 15

Forest Discovery

1:00-3:30pm

Our forests are home to a staggering array of animals and plants. Take a walk through the Netukulimk Gallery and follow clues to discover the animals and plants that have a place there. Get a closer look at some of the wildlife and the signs they leave behind.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Bullfrogs

2:30pm – Eastern Painted Turtles

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Animal Tracks

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Animals leave different signs to show their presence – including tracks! Discover our natural world in a new way by learning about tracks at the Museum of Natural History. Try matching tracks to different animals, learn how an animal’s track can change with different surfaces, or create your own track story.

 

Science on a Sphere – Night Sky Stories

7:00pm

Using Science on a Sphere, let a museum naturalist introduce you to the stories in the night sky. When gazing at the heavens, people throughout the ages didn’t just see stars. They saw animals, heroes, gods, and even dragons! These fixtures in the sky allowed stories to be passed down for generations from ancient times to today, for all to enjoy.

 

Thursday March 16

Scents and Sounds

9:30am – 12:00pm
Animal communicate to each other in all kinds of strange ways. Explore how all the senses are used for communication, and even how humans might be sending messages without knowing it. Using smell, sight, and sound, visitors will explore some of the unique ways animals communicate!

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Special Guest – Parks Canada

10:00am – 3:00pm

At Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, amazing adventures and discoveries are waiting for you! Parks Canada staff invite you to visit us at the Museum of Natural History to find out how to plan your next adventure. Discover endangered animals and plants, hiking trails, new ways to camp, amazing beaches, night hikes, and the complex ecosystems that make up the parks.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Tide Tank

2:30pm – Northern Ringneck Snakes

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Forest Discovery

1:00-3:30pm

Our forests are home to a staggering array of animals and plants. Take a walk through the Netukulimk Gallery and follow clues to discover the animals and plants that have a place there. Get a closer look at some of the wildlife and the signs they leave behind.

 

Friday March 17

Animal Tracks

9:30am - 12:00pm

Animals leave different signs to show their presence – including tracks! Discover our natural world in a new way by learning about tracks at the Museum of Natural History. Try matching tracks to different animals, learn how an animal’s track can change with different surfaces, or create your own track story.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Special Guest – Parks Canada

10:00am – 3:00pm

At Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, amazing adventures and discoveries are waiting for you! Parks Canada staff invite you to visit us at the Museum of Natural History to find out how to plan your next adventure. Discover endangered animals and plants, hiking trails, new ways to camp, amazing beaches, night hikes, and the complex ecosystems that make up the parks.
 

Special Guest – Museum Technicians

10:00am – 3:00pm

Ever wonder how an exhibit is made?  How do you build something that can stand up to the use of thousands of visitors?  Chat with museum exhibit technicians to learn behind the scenes secrets of designing and building museum displays.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Eastern Painted Turtles

2:30pm – Maritime Garter Snakes

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Scents and Sounds

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Animal communicate to each other in all kinds of strange ways. Explore how all the senses are used for communication, and even how humans might be sending messages without knowing it. Using smell, sight, and sound, visitors will explore some of the unique ways animals communicate!

 

Saturday March 18

Science on a Sphere – Night Sky Stories

9:30am

3:00pm

Using Science on a Sphere, let a museum naturalist introduce you to the stories in the night sky. When gazing at the heavens, people throughout the ages didn’t just see stars. They saw animals, heroes, gods, and even dragons! These fixtures in the sky allowed stories to be passed down for generations from ancient times to today, for all to enjoy.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Special Guest - Let’s Talk Science

10:00am – 3:00pm

Dalhousie’s Let’s Talk Science is a STEM outreach program, oriented around making the sciences accessible and fun for youth in Nova Scotia. Today we’re making dinosaur footprints and discovering how dinosaurs use camouflage to survive. University volunteers will be there to answer any questions you may have about dinosaurs and living fossils. 

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Salamanders

2:30pm - Eastern Painted Turtles

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Sunday March 19

Science on a Sphere – Night Sky Stories

9:30am

3:00pm

Using Science on a Sphere, let a museum naturalist introduce you to the stories in the night sky. When gazing at the heavens, people throughout the ages didn’t just see stars. They saw animals, heroes, gods, and even dragons! These fixtures in the sky allowed stories to be passed down for generations from ancient times to today, for all to enjoy.

 

Lunch With …. Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:30am – Frogs

2:30pm – Eastern Painted Turtles

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living in our Netukulimk exhibit. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

9:30am -4:30pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. Make actual contact with the tide pool animals. You will see things that have never seen before like hairs on a crab, strange bumps on the sea star, and the intriguing ridges on a scallop shell. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s NEW Tide Tank.

 

Animal Tracks

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Animals leave different signs to show their presence – including tracks! Discover our natural world in a new way by learning about tracks at the Museum of Natural History. Try matching tracks to different animals, learn how an animal’s track can change with different surfaces, or create your own track story.