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. Make Museum of Natural History part of your personalized Halifax itinerary using our Halifax driving holiday planner.
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  • Went here during the Here Be Dragons exhibit and it was amazing. Although I'm not one for snakes, the lizards on display were so active and exciting to look at. The monitor lizard with the sword in th...  more »
  • This museum is a little gem and has particularly interesting exhibits relating to NS wildlife and marine life including a tidal pool tank with live sea creatures. Check out the bee colony and try to s...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Expo on frogs is great! Perfect habitat done with a lot of attention on details. Great spécimens shown! I am impressed 👍😊
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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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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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