Daily Events

October 2018

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.

 

Medicine Walk- L’nui-npisun

1:30 – 3:00 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.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 96! He’s the oldest known gopher tortoise and 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.

 

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.

 

Medicine Walk- L’nui-npisun

1:30-3:00 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.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 96! He’s the oldest known gopher tortoise and 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

 

Mondays

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 96! He’s the oldest known gopher tortoise and 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

Wee Wild Ones!

10:00 – 11:00

Have a whale of a time 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 daycares, schools or other groups.

 

  • Oct. 2 – Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia
  • Oct. 9 – Bones
  • Oct. 16 – Exoskeletons
  • Oct. 23 – Owls
  • Oct. 30 – Animals at Night
  • Nov. 6 – Turtles
  • Nov. 13 – Animals that Swim
  • Nov. 20 – Tracks
  • Nov. 27 – Hibernation

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 96! He’s the oldest known gopher tortoise and 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, Thursdays, Fridays

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 96! He’s the oldest known gopher tortoise and 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