Daily Events

August 2019

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

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.

 

Don’t Fear, Bees are Here

10:00am – 12:00pm (drop in)

Some people have a fear of being stung by bees but as pollinators, bees play a very important role in the lives of all Nova Scotians. Discover native bees and how bees help us put food on our tables. Watch honeybees hard at work in our observation hive.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 96, 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

Meet Your Neighbors - Spiders

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

There are over 45,000 known spider species worldwide. Spiders in Nova Scotia pose no threat to people so let’s meet our neighbors! Let us introduce you to some common species found in the province. Learn how to identify spider families by their eye arrangement. You may walk away with a new appreciation for our eight-legged friends.

 

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.

 

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

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

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.

 

Don’t Fear, Bees are Here

1:30am – 3:00pm (drop in)Some people have a fear of being stung by bees but as pollinators, bees play a very important role in the lives of all Nova Scotians. Discover native bees and how bees help us put food on our tables. Watch honeybees hard at work in our observation hive.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 96, 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

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.

 

 

Don’t Fear, Bees are Here

10:00am – 12:00pm (drop in)

Some people have a fear of being stung by bees but as pollinators, bees play a very important role in the lives of all Nova Scotians. Discover native bees and how bees help us put food on our tables. Watch honeybees hard at work in our observation hive.

 

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

 

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind

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.

 

Insect Cuisine

1:30 – 3:00pm (drop in)

Insects are an important food source for many the spiders in our visiting exhibit. But insects are a highly nutritious and sustainable food source for humans too. Spice up your diet and join us to try a cooked mealworm or cricket.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 96, 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.

 

Meet Your Neighbors - Spiders

10:00 – 12:00pm (drop in)

There are over 45,000 known spider species worldwide. Spiders in Nova Scotia pose no threat to people so let’s meet our neighbors! Let us introduce you to some common species found in the province. Learn how to identify spider families by their eye arrangement. You may walk away with a new appreciation for our eight-legged friends.

 

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

 

Don’t Fear, Bees are Here

1:30am – 3:00pm (drop in)

Some people have a fear of being stung by bees but as pollinators, bees play a very important role in the lives of all Nova Scotians. Discover native bees and how bees help us put food on our tables. Watch honeybees hard at work in our observation hive.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

 At 96, 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.

 

 

Don’t Fear, Bees are Here

10:00am – 12:00pm (drop in)

Some people have a fear of being stung by bees but as pollinators, bees play a very important role in the lives of all Nova Scotians. Discover native bees and how bees help us put food on our tables. Watch honeybees hard at work in our observation hive.

 

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

 

Insect Cuisine

1:30 – 3:00pm (drop in)

Insects are an important food source for many the spiders in our visiting exhibit. But insects are also a highly nutritious and sustainable food source for humans too. Spice up your diet and join us to try a cooked mealworm or cricket.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 96, 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

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.

 

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.

 

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 96, 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.

 

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 96, 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