June Nature Zone


June 10 - 21 is field trip season at the museum! Nature Zone is a hands-on, activity focused exploration of the Museum of Natural History. At different stations throughout the exhibits, museum staff and volunteers will lead students through different activities related to different “ologies”. Students will try being a paleontologist, geologist, marine biologist, and more!

Our current exhibits are: Dinosaur Exploration, which has full size skeletons, skulls, Nova Scotian fossils, and dig pit; Science on a Sphere, exploring earth sciences and beyond; Netukulimk, featuring live forest reptiles and amphibians; and the Marine Gallery, with ocean tank of live invertebrates, Sable Island displays, and underwater canyon Gully displays.


$3.55 per students

For every 5 students, one chaperone receives free admission.  Any additional chaperones receive the adult group rate of $8.00.

Teachers and EPAs are free!

Looking for a place to have lunch? We have a fenced in backyard with picnic tables, or we are only a short walk to the beautiful Public Gardens and the Halifax Commons where students can burn off some energy on the playground before you head back to school.


Nature Zone 2024 will run weekday mornings from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 21. Schools must prebook their visit. We recommend 1 – 1.5 hours for a visit. Multiple groups can be accommodated at one time.


To book your visit, please contact Liz Spence at MNHgroups@novascotia.ca or call (902) 424-6512.