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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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Small but interesting museum

From the street this is a rather unassuming building, doesn't have a look that screams "Museum" but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hamilton, Canada
Halifax's Museum of Natural History

Halifax's Museum of Natural History may be small, but that is its advantage.  One can navigate it... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
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Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.
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1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very small museum with not much on display. Half of the museum seems to be geared towards children. There were some stuffed animals on display which was probably the best part of the museum. The only part I thoought was interesting was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the street this is a rather unassuming building, doesn't have a look that screams "Museum" but looks more like an office building from the 60's. However that's just the outside. Inside it's definitely a musuem. There's a small gift shop right when you enter...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a quality museum that would cover the geology and natural history of Nova Scotia, and this out-dated facility was not up-to-snuff. The dioramas all had very old specimens with torn skins (female deer with a very obvious big tear). Almost all...More

Thank Peat_EP
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Halifax's Museum of Natural History may be small, but that is its advantage.  One can navigate it over the course of a few hours without becoming exhausted or worse, experiencing museum fatigue.  Showcasing the natural sciences and significance of Halifax's location and history, the museum...More

Thank David-Kevin B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

For young children it is important to know the history. This is one of the place really needs to be visited. They kept lots of details which really attracted me... My children also liked it

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum with our 4 year old son on the recommendation of our friend who’s a local. We weren’t initially planning to go, as we have quite a large & comprehensive natural history museum in our hometown. However, we thought it might...More

Thank westielover_TO
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

you can find out most of Halifax is history just hanging around this area. and the Fresh Ocean Air is absolutely breathtaking

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I've visited the museum a few times and remember this as a child. It was not as interesting then as it is now. Some of the exhibits are full of knowledge. Very cool place to learn about history.

Thank Cheyenne G
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Went here primarily for the Body Worlds exhibit (included in the ticket!) but was pleasantly surprised by the rest. Traditional local stuffed wildlife but also interesting local information on the surrounding area and education on First Nations too.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the museum today. It has a nice mix of cultural and natural history, and live animals plus skulls and taxidermy. We enjoyed learning about Nova Scotia fauna. The museum was a bit small, as one area was closed off to...More

Thank Jaclyn F
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Lisa S
8 July 2018|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with this. I would suggest contacting the Museum directly for information on the currently exhibits.
7 April 2018|
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Response from Franklinmacd | Reviewed this property |
It was very inexpensive. Around $6. per adult.