Daily Events

Saturday

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.

 

Amazing Bodies 
10:00 – 12:00 (drop in)
 

How far can you jump? How strong are you? What would it be like to have the eyes of a rat? Human and other animals have amazing bodies that can do extraordinary things! Discover the incredible things you and other animals can do by participating in different activities.

 

Science of Skeletons

1:30 -3:00 pm (drop in)

What does a frog look like under its skin? Could you find the humerus bone in a turtle? Come and learn with specimens and objects from the Museum of Natural History! Explore the importance of bones in a variety of animals through x-rays and real animal skeletons.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Sunday

Nature Discovery for Young Children 

 

9:30-11:30 am 
A program specially designed for children ages 5 and under and their parents, grandparents or other caregivers. Drop in for hands-on exploration of real Museum objects, discovery activities, and learning about nature through creative play.

 

Lunch 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.

 

Learn in the Lab

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Visit the Nature Lab and get check out some specimens under a microscope. Get to know some of the critters that call the lab home and talk with a Naturalist.

 

Amazing Bodies 
1:30 – 3:00 pm (drop in)

How far can you jump? How strong are you? What would it be like to have the eyes of a rat? Human and other animals have amazing bodies that can do extraordinary things! Discover the incredible things you and other animals can do by participating in different activities.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Monday

Bones

10:00 -11:30 pm (drop in)

What does a frog look like under its skin? Could you find the humerus bone in a turtle? Come and learn with specimens and objects from the Museum of Natural History! Explore the importance of bones in a variety of animals through x-rays and real animal skeletons.

 

Learn in the Lab

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Visit the Nature Lab and get check out some specimens under a microscope. Get to know some of the critters that call the lab home and talk with a Naturalist.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Tuesday

Wee Wild Ones

10:00 -11:00 am

Jan. 16 – Feb. 27

Have a whale of a time this winter with our Wee Wild Ones program!  Do you know a young child who loves to touch objects, ask questions and use their imagination? If so, join us on Tuesdays for Wee Wild Ones, a program where kids under 5 and their caregivers can explore the wonders of nature. Enjoy stories and puppet shows; explore real museum specimens; build with tree blocks; and much more.

This program is not designed for daycare, school or other groups.

Jan.16: Scoop on Poop

Jan. 23: Owls

Jan. 30: Animals in Winter

Feb. 6: Feet

Feb. 13: Tracks

Feb. 20: Marine (exoskeleton)

Feb. 27: Bones

 

Amazing Bodies 
10:00 – 11:30 (drop in)
How far can you jump? How strong are you? What would it be like to have the eyes of a rat? Human and other animals have amazing bodies that can do extraordinary things! Discover the incredible things you and other animals can do by participating in different activities.

 

Science on a Sphere

2:30 pm 

Join a museum Interpreter to experience Science on a Sphere technology.  You may go on a Tour of the Solar System or get to see a little of everything with our Best of Science on a Sphere presentation highlighting the wide array of data available.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Wednesday

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.

 

Bones

10:00 -11:30 pm

What does a frog look like under its skin? Could you find the humerus bone in a turtle? Come and learn with specimens and objects from the Museum of Natural History! Explore the importance of bones in a variety of animals through x-rays and real animal skeletons.

 

Learn in the Lab

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Visit the Nature Lab and get check out some specimens under a microscope. Get to know some of the critters that call the lab home and talk with a Naturalist.

 

Insect Detectives

1:30-3:30am (drop in)

Join us to take part in an identification challenge! Using a microscope, get up close and personal with pinned invertebrates, 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!

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Thursday

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.

 

Amazing Bodies 
10:00 – 12:00 (drop in)
How far can you jump? How strong are you? What would it be like to have the eyes of a rat? Human and other animals have amazing bodies that can do extraordinary things! Discover the incredible things you and other animals can do by participating in different activities.

 

Science on a Sphere

2:30 pm 

Join a museum Interpreter to experience Science on a Sphere technology.  You may go on a Tour of the Solar System or get to see a little of everything with our Best of Science on a Sphere presentation highlighting the wide array of data available.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?

*Programs are subject to change without notice

 

Friday

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.

 

Amazing Bodies 
10:00 – 12:00 (drop in)
How far can you jump? How strong are you? What would it be like to have the eyes of a rat? Human and other animals have amazing bodies that can do extraordinary things! Discover the incredible things you and other animals can do by participating in different activities.

 

Learn in the Lab

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Visit the Nature Lab and get check out some specimens under a microscope. Get to know some of the critters that call the lab home and talk with a Naturalist.

 

Insect Detectives

1:30-3:30am (drop in)

Join us to take part in an identification challenge! Using a microscope, get up close and personal with pinned invertebrates, 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!

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

At 95, Gus, the oldest known gopher tortoise, has been at the Museum for over 70 years. Why not join Gus for a snack and a stroll?

 

*Programs are subject to change without notice