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Museum of Natural History, Halifax
(3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Head to Museum of Natural History to discover the natural wonders of the region. Family-friendly and educational, the museum displays taxidermied animals such as stuffed birds and wild cats, whale bones, an exhibit on the sights and sounds of Nova Scotia, and an engaging section about the moon and Mars. Head to the nature lab to learn about live animals that the museum keeps. Put Museum of Natural History into our Halifax tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 exh...  more »
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  • Place was small but informative. Lots of varied exhibits and more live animals than one would think would be in a museum. Their exhibit on the local indigenous people is probably the most comprehensive of any I've seen, especially about the mic mac people. Great place to spend an hour or two but don't go in expecting to spend the whole day there. Admission is also very reasonable
  • What a brilliantly curated place! While they don't have as much content as other museums I've been to, everything they do have is perfectly presented. The exhibits are a real credit to the staff and volunteers; nicely done!
  • The museum is best if you are visiting for a special exhibit or with a group. We took our 2 year old and our 6 year old niece. They liked the interactive parts and some of the permanent displays. My only complaint was that it seemed small. I don't think there would be much to see on a 2nd visit until some exhibits change.
  • Excellent museum, you are greyed by gus the 100 year o?d turtle and continue with some great exibits. Lots of themes throughout the year !
  • A great place to take your kids. lots of fun stuff to see. A great rainy day activity.