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Museum of Natural History, Halifax

(3.9/5 based on 140 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 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.  more »
  • 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 f...  more »
  • 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...  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.