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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Neighbourhood: South End
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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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Love the bees

I never tire of watching the bees in this museum - it's a unique and fascinating display. I felt sorry for the barn owl cooped up in a cage - they're far too intelligent to be in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
novicetraveller924
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Halifax, Canada
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

First of all, the staff is welcoming and went out of their way to assist us in finding a map we had been searching for (the young woman at the desk went so far as to call a local book store and have them hold a copy for us, and we did not even ask her to!). The museum may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. My three children (9, 7, 4) all loved this museum. The museum offered two scavenger hunts for the children which were great. They also liked the tidal pool scavenger hunt. The presenters were very engaging and perfect with the children.

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Thank Andrea P
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I never tire of watching the bees in this museum - it's a unique and fascinating display. I felt sorry for the barn owl cooped up in a cage - they're far too intelligent to be in captivity, it seems. We enjoyed this museum as always, although the parking machine is difficult to see in bright sunlight, which we found... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an interesting museum with a lot of different exhibits about the area. The first nations exhibit was really interesting. We also loved the tortoise Gus (we were there when they took him out for his daily walk around the museum) and the display on the mystery of Oak Island. We went as two adults with no children though,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Interactive displays all over the place for kids - great history and is somewhere you can go multiple times with children.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great place to spend a few hours and learn about Halifax and the area. Well done - interesting and well laid out. Would be a great place to take older kids and adults alike.

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Thank LoveMyFamily6
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I've been visiting this museum for many years. It's always lots of fun and there is always lots to see and learn about. Many of the exhibits are interactive and there's often activities on for kids to do. It's a great museum if you're going as a family. It's very central in the city and it's close to lots of... More 

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Thank Megan G
Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This museum has something for everyone, no matter what your age. Gus the tortoise is really cute, and the exhibits do chnage form time to time so there is always something new to see.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I remember coming here as a kid so I wanted to bring my son for a visit. It has changed a lot but it was still a nice place to check out for an hour or so. The whale is still impressive! Only bummer is the parking lot now serving the hospital next door forcing us to park blocks away.

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Windermere, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We both are science and nature people, so we couldn't miss this, especially since it was so close to the gardens. It was small but packed full of interesting exhibits. It was also really inexpensive.

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