Daily Events

August 

Mondays

The Secret Lives of Museum Animals

9:30 – 11:30pm (drop in)

Every day our staff works hard to keep our animals happy and healthy. Stop by the Nature Lab to learn about how we take care of our animals. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions as they perform daily animal care cleanings.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

1:00-3:00pm (drop in)

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. See things that you have never seen before like the mouth of a sea urchin, the eyes of a scallop or the tentacles of a sea anemone. Join us to explore what lives beneath the waves. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s Rocky Cove Coastal Aquarium.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Join Gus for a snack and a stroll. When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in our backyard!

 

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Tuesdays

The Buzz About Bees

10:00am – 12:00pm (drop in)

How many legs does a bee have? What type of bee lives in a leaf? Can you find the queen honey bee in our observation hive? Drop by to discover some of Nova Scotia’s native bees and observe honey bees hard at work in the Museum!

 

Snack Time With… Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:00am

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. 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

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

1:00 - 3:00pm (drop in)

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. See things that you have never seen before like the mouth of a sea urchin, the eyes of a scallop or the tentacles of a sea anemone. Join us to explore what lives beneath the waves. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s Rocky Cove Coastal Aquarium.

 

Science on a Sphere - Kids in Space

11:00am

What are you doing on your summer vacation?  Do you want to take a trip through our solar system?  Join us for a space adventure using Science on a Sphere and the latest information from NASA about our Earth, our Moon, our Sun and all the planets in our solar system

 

Medicine Walk- L’nui-npisun

1:00 - 2:30 pm (drop in)

The Mi’kmaq have used the healing properties of Nova Scotia’s plants for thousands of years and continue to do so today.  This medicinal tradition is known as ‘Lnui-npisun’. Traditionally, medicine keepers held the knowledge of how these plants were prepared and which parts were used for specific treatments. Discover medicinal plants and what ailments they have been used to treat as move through the Netukulimk forest gallery.

 

Science on a Sphere – Global Issues, Local Perspectives

2:30pm

Join a museum interpreter as they introduce you to the new Nova Scotia Museum exhibit, Museum Making: An Invitation. Marking the 150th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Museum, this 10-minute Science on a Sphere presentation will give visitors a global perspective on four of the topics considered in the exhibit, how they relate to Nova Scotia, & ways we can influence them.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Join Gus for a snack and a stroll. When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in our backyard!
 

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Wednesdays

Snack Time With… Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:00am

7:00pm

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. 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

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

1:00 - 3:00pm (drop in)

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. See things that you have never seen before like the mouth of a sea urchin, the eyes of a scallop or the tentacles of a sea anemone. Join us to explore what lives beneath the waves. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s Rocky Cove Coastal Aquarium.

 

Science on a Sphere - Kids in Space

11:00am

What are you doing on your summer vacation?  Do you want to take a trip through our solar system?  Join us for a space adventure using Science on a Sphere and the latest information from NASA about our Earth, our Moon, our Sun and all the planets in our solar system

 

Insect Detectives

1:00 – 2:30pm (drop in)

Insects come in all shapes and sizes. Join a naturalist and get up close and personal with pinned invertebrates. Take the identification challenge and use their characteristics to figure out which species is which.  You’ll learn the difference between beetles and bugs, gain an appreciation for the diversity of insects and arachnids, and maybe discover a Nova Scotian resident you’ve never met before!

 

Meet a Museum Maker

1:00 - 3:00 pm (drop in)

Of the last 150 years the Nova Scotia Museum has been made by many people. We often celebrate our early curators Rev. David Honeyman (curator 1868-1889) and Harry Piers (curator 1900-1939). There have however been many other “museum makers” who’s names we might not know. Join us on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to meet today’s “museum makers.” Come learn about the variety of work they do from research with collections, exhibit fabrication, creating public programs, to technology and web projects!  Each week will feature a new person.

 

Science on a Sphere – Global Issues, Local Perspectives

2:30pm

Join a museum interpreter as they introduce you to the new Nova Scotia Museum exhibit, Museum Making: An Invitation. Marking the 150th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Museum, this 10-minute Science on a Sphere presentation will give visitors a global perspective on four of the topics considered in the exhibit, how they relate to Nova Scotia, & ways we can influence them.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Join Gus for a snack and a stroll. When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in our backyard!

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Thursdays

Snack Time With… Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:00am

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. 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

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

1:00 - 3:00pm (drop in) 

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. See things that you have never seen before like the mouth of a sea urchin, the eyes of a scallop or the tentacles of a sea anemone. Join us to explore what lives beneath the waves. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s Rocky Cove Coastal Aquarium.

 

The Buzz About Bees

10:00am – 12:00pm (drop in)

How many legs does a bee have? What type of bee lives in a leaf? Can you find the queen honey bee in our observation hive? Drop by to discover some of Nova Scotia’s native bees and observe honey bees hard at work in the Museum!

 

Science on a Sphere - Kids in Space

11:00am

What are you doing on your summer vacation?  Do you want to take a trip through our solar system?  Join us for a space adventure using Science on a Sphere and the latest information from NASA about our Earth, our Moon, our Sun and all the planets in our solar system

 

Medicine Walk- L’nui-npisun

1:00 - 2:30 pm (drop in)

The Mi’kmaq have used the healing properties of Nova Scotia’s plants for thousands of years and continue to do so today.  This medicinal tradition is known as ‘Lnui-npisun’. Traditionally, medicine keepers held the knowledge of how these plants were prepared and which parts were used for specific treatments. Discover medicinal plants and what ailments they have been used to treat as move through the Netukulimk forest gallery.

 

Science on a Sphere – Global Issues, Local Perspectives

2:30pm

Join a museum interpreter as they introduce you to the new Nova Scotia Museum exhibit, Museum Making: An Invitation. Marking the 150th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Museum, this 10-minute Science on a Sphere presentation will give visitors a global perspective on four of the topics considered in the exhibit, how they relate to Nova Scotia, & ways we can influence them.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Join Gus for a snack and a stroll. When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in our backyard!
 

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Fridays

Snack Time With… Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:00am

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. 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

10:00 – 12:00pm

1:00 - 3:00pm

It can happen to you. You can have a close encounter with some very unusual creatures. See things that you have never seen before like the mouth of a sea urchin, the eyes of a scallop or the tentacles of a sea anemone. Join us to explore what lives beneath the waves. It all begins at the Museum of Natural History’s Rocky Cove Coastal Aquarium.

 

Science on a Sphere - Kids in Space

11:00am

What are you doing on your summer vacation?  Do you want to take a trip through our solar system?  Join us for a space adventure using Science on a Sphere and the latest information from NASA about our Earth, our Moon, our Sun and all the planets in our solar system

 

Science on a Sphere – Global Issues, Local Perspectives

2:30pm

Join a museum interpreter as they introduce you to the new Nova Scotia Museum exhibit, Museum Making: An Invitation. Marking the 150th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Museum, this 10-minute Science on a Sphere presentation will give visitors a global perspective on four of the topics considered in the exhibit, how they relate to Nova Scotia, & ways we can influence them.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Join Gus for a snack and a stroll. When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in our backyard!
 

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Saturdays

Young Children’s Nature Discovery 
9:30-11:30 am 
 

Let your imagination grow through creative play with real museum objects, nature based games and more. Act out your own puppet show or explore using a special museum scavenger hunt. This program is self-facilitated for children ages 5 and under and their parents, grandparents or other caregivers. Bimonthly topics will include trees and flowers, fur, insects, the seashore and more.

 

Snack Time With… Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:00am

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. 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.

 

The Buzz About Bees

10:00am – 12:00pm (drop in)

How many legs does a bee have? What type of bee lives in a leaf? Can you find the queen honey bee in our observation hive? Drop by to discover some of Nova Scotia’s native bees and observe honey bees hard at work in the Museum!

 

Medicine Walk- L’nui-npisun

1:00-2:30 pm (drop in)

The Mi’kmaq have used the healing properties of Nova Scotia’s plants for thousands of years and continue to do so today.  This medicinal tradition is known as ‘Lnui-npisun’. Traditionally, medicine keepers held the knowledge of how these plants were prepared and which parts were used for specific treatments. Discover medicinal plants and what ailments they have been used to treat as move through the Netukulimk forest gallery.

 

Science on a Sphere – Kids in Space

2:30pm

What are you doing on your summer vacation?  Do you want to take a trip through our solar system?  Join us for a space adventure using Science on a Sphere and the latest information from NASA about our Earth, our Moon, our Sun and all the planets in our solar system

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Join Gus for a snack and a stroll. When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in our backyard!
 

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Sundays

Young Children’s Nature Discovery 
9:30-11:30 am 
 

Let your imagination grow through creative play with real museum objects, nature based games and more. Act out your own puppet show or explore using a special museum scavenger hunt. This program is self-facilitated for children ages 5 and under and their parents, grandparents or other caregivers. Bimonthly topics will include trees and flowers, fur, insects, the seashore and more.

 

Snack Time With… Nova Scotia Wildlife

10:00am

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. 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.

 

The Cat’s Meow

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

Cats have been domesticated for centuries. House cat behavior patterns, however, are not all that different from wild cats. Find out how well you know your felines and how they communicate with humans and each other.

 

The Buzz About Bees

1:00 – 2:30pm (drop in)

How many legs does a bee have? What type of bee lives in a leaf? Can you find the queen honey bee in our observation hive? Drop by to discover some of Nova Scotia’s native bees and observe honey bees hard at work in the Museum!

 

Science on a Sphere – Kids in Space

2:30pm

What are you doing on your summer vacation?  Do you want to take a trip through our solar system?  Join us for a space adventure using Science on a Sphere and the latest information from NASA about our Earth, our Moon, our Sun and all the planets in our solar system

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Join Gus for a snack and a stroll. When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in our backyard!
 

*Programs are subject to change without notice