Museum of Natural History, Halifax

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Great museum that provides perspective of natural surroundings of Nova Scotia. I highly recommend visiting this museum first and then take part in a private tour of Halifax, and the Eastern Passage to...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Very educational. Gus was worth seeing. Great display of french and native culture. Also, great display of natural animals of Nova Scotia.  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Small museum on 1 floor only but seems to cover most of the bases. Charge was $6.50 per adult and $4 for the car park for 2 hrs which was sufficient. Good geology area and the stuffed animals were in ...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    Expo on frogs is great! Perfect habitat done with a lot of attention on details. Great spécimens shown! I am impressed 👍😊
  • July 4, 2017
    A great place for kids to learn n also for adults...dinosaur skeleton..earth weather firecasts...different animals sculptures...place yo learn relax your back too
  • March 26, 2017
    The folks at the Museum have a great way of displaying their exhibits. Having hands on displays, like the Sable Island research station, that can be explored and interacted with is great for learning. I liked the display of the Oak Island treasure too!
  • February 8, 2017
    I have been coming for over 40 years and still love it! I was expecting dinosaur models this morning at the travelling exhibit, but they're real! It was so nice seeing the Chinese dragon and display, too, as this time last year I was at the Chinese New Year parade in Ottawa and enjoyed the dragon for the first time. I was also able to identify some of my sea shells. Always clean, plus great staff!
  • January 19, 2017
    Small, but interesting and informative. Cool trinkets in the gift shop also, particularly for Geology and rock nerds. Cheap entry fee, we'll worth it and we'll enjoyed. Get off the couch and learn something!

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Where to stay in Halifax

Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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