We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6, Canada
+1 902-424-7353
Review Highlights
A little small, but interesting

We brought our 19 month old. Surprisingly, he seemed to have fun. He liked seeing all the taxidermy... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
Blake D
Truro, Canada
via mobile

My husband and I visited with my granddaughter. I was looking forward to seeing what was new since... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Halifax, Canada
via mobile
Read all 151 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6, Canada
South End
+1 902-424-7353
Write a Review
Reviews (151)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We brought our 19 month old. Surprisingly, he seemed to have fun. He liked seeing all the taxidermy animals. The museum was a little small and only took us about an hour. Overall, pretty interesting.

Thank Blake D
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited with my granddaughter. I was looking forward to seeing what was new since my last visit several years ago. We were disappointed. Not much has changed. Still the same tired displays. The things that were suppose to make noise (?),...More

Reviewed 10 December 2015

Love this place. They have great exhibits. Often have wonderful visiting exhibits as well. Definitely great for families with small to teen aged children.

Thank Ellen H
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here today and spent a 1 or tow to see and look at everything. Was very impressed with the planet globe and how it showed the Stars and the weather patterns. there is a small charge but it is well...More

3  Thank dgg123
Reviewed 21 October 2015

It got off to a great start with the girl at the desk giving us senior rates without us asking, much to my wife's embarassment, arf, arf! (we are only 61 and most places in that bit of Canada rate senior as 65+). We got...More

Thank Harry L
Reviewed 20 October 2015

If you stay in Halifax, you should go there. Exhibitions that will learn you something more and show you animals world. Old turtle (still alive) is more than worth to see!

Thank Katarzyna T
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a great little museum in the centre of Haliax and kept my 5 year old entertained for a couple of hours. Very informative and a good selection of interesting artifacts. Very affordable and great value for money. We will be back!

Thank reviewerjaz
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

In this museum the visitor will notice a wide variety of animals and insects which found in the area if Nova Scotia , the location of the museum is great near Atlantica hotel .

Thank Haydar_Baban
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

While small there are a number of nice dioramas in the museum and the World on a Sphere exhibit was pretty interesting to see. Not a bad way to spend a couple hours on a rainy day.

Thank Wadie1979
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This museum is small but very informative.It had a lot of interactive/fact-finding activities which made it seem to have more than it physically did. It was also very informative. A great section on Mi'kmaq. It was definitely worth it.

Thank Kevin A
Nearby Restaurants
Efendy Turkish & Mediterranean Grill
207 reviews
.52 km away
Your Father's Moustache
479 reviews
.57 km away
Curry Village Restaurant
252 reviews
.52 km away
Rockbottom Brew Pub
148 reviews
.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
Halifax Public Gardens
2,990 reviews
.39 km away
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
2,619 reviews
.47 km away
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
310 reviews
.77 km away
Emera Oval
114 reviews
.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines