Daily Events

October 2017

Saturdays

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.

 

Best of Science on a Sphere

11:00 am

What can you see on the far side of the moon? Where in the world is there an earthquake happening at this very moment? Join a Museum Naturalist for a live show featuring the Best of Science on a Sphere. 

 

Mi’kmaq Tools of the Past

1:30 -3:00 pm

How was the technology of ancient Mi’kmaq people different and similar to that of modern day? Sophisticated and effective technologies that we use today existed thousands of years ago, allowing Mi’kmaq communities to thrive.  Examine stone tool replicas and see if you can find their modern-day equivalent.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 95! 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.

 

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.

 

Mi’kmaq Tools of the Past

1:30 -3:00 pm

How was the technology of ancient Mi’kmaq people different and similar to that of modern day? Sophisticated and effective technologies that we use today existed thousands of years ago, allowing Mi’kmaq communities to thrive.  Examine stone tool replicas and see if you can find their modern-day equivalent.

 

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 95! 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 95! 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 this spring 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.

Oct. 3rd – Bees

Oct. 10th – Squirrels

Oct. 17th – Leaves

Oct. 24th – Mi’kmaq Heritage

Oct. 31st – Animals at night

Nov. 7th – Sable Island

Nov. 14th – Tails

Nov. 21st – Whales

Nov. 28th – Deer

 

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Gus Walk

3:30 pm 

Gus is 95! 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!