Daily Events

Mondays

The Secret Lives of Museum Animals

9:30 – 11:30pm (drop in)

Behind the Scenes. Every day our staff works hard to keep our animals happy and healthy. Explore the Nature Lab to learn about how we take care of our animals. Discover the native and exotic animals housed in the Lab. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

1:30-3:30pm (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 Importance of Being Bees

2:00-3:00pm (drop in) 

Bees! Drop in to see our observation hive and learn about the bees of Nova Scotia. You might not recognize some of the 207 species of bees living here, but they’re hard at work pollinating the food we eat. Take a close look at one of our most important natural friends. 

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 94, 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

Forest Discovery

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

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.

 

Lunch With … Spring Peepers

10:00am

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. Learn what the Spring Peeper eats 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)

1:30-3:30pm (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

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

 

Vanguard 150 Guided Tour

1:30 pm

Join museum staff for a guided tour highlighting some of the remarkable Nova Scotians featured in the Nova Scotia Museum’s Vanguard 150 exhibit.  Learn the stories of Nova Scotians who moved the province forward, championed diversity and made a difference.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 94, 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

Lunch With … Bullfrogs                                                                                                 

9:30am

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

 

Science on a Sphere - Kids in Space

10:00am

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

 

The Importance of Being Bees

2:00-3:00pm (drop in) 

Bees! Drop in to see our observation hive and learn about the bees of Nova Scotia. You might not recognize some of the 207 species of bees living here, but they’re hard at work pollinating the food we eat. Take a close look at one of our most important natural friends. 

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 94, 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

Vanguard 150 Guided Tour

7:00 pm 

Join museum staff for a guided tour highlighting some of the remarkable Nova Scotians featured in the Nova Scotia Museum’s Vanguard 150 exhibit.  Learn the stories of Nova Scotians who moved the province forward, championed diversity and made a difference.

Thursdays

Forest Discovery

10:00 – 12:00pm

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.

 

Lunch With … Northern Ring-neck Snakes

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

1:30-3:30pm

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

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

 

Vanguard 150 Guided Tour

1:30 pm

Join museum staff for a guided tour highlighting some of the remarkable Nova Scotians featured in the Nova Scotia Museum’s Vanguard 150 exhibit.  Learn the stories of Nova Scotians who moved the province forward, championed diversity and made a difference.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 94, 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

Lunch With … Maritime Garter Snakes

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

1:30-3:30pm

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

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 94, 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

Lunch With … NS 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.

 

Pop Up Programming

10:00-11:30am

1:30-3:00pm

Interpretive staff will present one of their favourite programs. Will it be a Science on a Sphere show? Will we be feeding one of our live animals? Perhaps offering hands-on fun at a discovery table? Join us to find out!

 

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 94, 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

Nature Discovery for Young Children 
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.

 

Lunch With … NS 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.

 

Pop Up Programming

1:30-3:00pm

Interpretive staff will present one of their favourite programs. Will it be a Science on a Sphere show? Will we be feeding one of our live animals? Perhaps offering hands-on fun at a discovery table? Join us to find out!

 

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 94, 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