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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6, Canada
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+1 902-424-7353
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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed 09:00 - 20:00
Thu - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
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Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants...

Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.

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Fun little museum

We spent a couple of hours here. It is small but very well done. It is a great place for families with younger kids. The exhibits are well done and there are lots of hands on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shelley H
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite places to visit in all of Halifax. I have been back so many times. I am a bit of a science guy, so I enjoy checking out the exhibits. Each time I visit, there is something new added.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful adventure for children of all ages. Adults will enjoy the hands on approach helping the kids explore. Lots of enjoyment for the whole family at a reasonable price. Exhibits change every several weeks and will keep you coming back. Wheel chair accessible, rest area and gift shop. Lots of parking available.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here. It is small but very well done. It is a great place for families with younger kids. The exhibits are well done and there are lots of hands on activities.

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Thank Shelley H
Halifax, Canada
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51 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

If you've been to any really good natural history museums, you'll be disappointed by this one. It's mostly just taxidermy of local wildlife. Once in a while they'll get a really cool display on loan from another museum, but other than that, I wouldn't go here on a normal day. There isn't much in the way of fossils, no dinosaurs... More 

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Thank Krista R
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Smaller than I expected (definitely not an all morning or afternoon adventure - you only need a couple of hours), the Museum was easy to get to. We went twice, once to "experience" the museum and take in the collection and exhibits, and the second time to take part in the Wee Wild Ones program. Very affordable, quiet and with... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is an excellent museum. The focus is, of course, Nova Scotia. The exhibits showcase many aspects of Nova Scotian heritage and natural history. There are exhibits showing First Nations archeology and culture that are informative and interesting. The exhibits on the natural flora and fauna of the province are excellently curated and well worth seeing. The museum is interactive... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had come to the NS Museum of Natural History last year. The staff were very informative and kind. We had enjoyed our visit to this place.

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Thank Mare D
Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for the kids and adults alike. Kids went through archeological dig, what it would be like. They also were able to learn about native people's and meet Guss the Tortoise born in 1922. Nice gift shop so bring money kids drove a hard bargain.

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Thank 150shellys
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My family of 6 went to Halifax on a whim. We decided to go to the mueseum based on how interesting the exhibits sounded and the price point was pretty attractive too. We were not dissapointed. The exhibits were incredibly interesting and the staff was super friendly. We will be back.

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Rothesay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice little museum. Had some nice and interesting exhibits, but looked like it could do with a few more. Not very large so you don't need very long to walk through. Lighting in places was a bit too dim and looked like some of the exhibits could use a good dusting.

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