Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax

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Head to Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History part of your personalized Halifax itinerary using our Halifax driving holiday planner.
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  • The Museum of Natural history together with a good number of attractions and interesting places in Halifax, Nova Scotia are within walking distance (going uphill) from the cruise ships' terminal. This...  more »
  • One of the best museums I have attended! More than worth the entrance fee. Beautiful displays and changing themes so you keep coming back! Also enjoy viewing the beautiful horses just outside!  more »
  • Canada, along with the history of animals, such as the Museum of natural history have been able to see like! Furthermore, being able to know the history of a Nova Scotia goodie
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  • My kids loved this place. It was a great place to visit as it was educational as well. The only weird thing is that we had to pay for parking. So when our time ran out, we just decided to leave although it would have been nice to stay a little longer. There is also a 95 year old tortoise that takes a walk outside that the kids can see. When we saw him, he was trying to escape by making a run for a spot on the fence that wasn't low enough. Other exhibits were quite nice and the staff were friendly.
  • I would not buy a yearly pass to this museum but it is good enough to spend a couple, and I do mean just a couple, of hours in. This museum has a little bit of everything, with a marine gallery, a mammal and bird section, a very basic archaeology section, and a very extensive geology section. Although beautiful, the Pollinating Constellations art creation doesn't really belong in a museum of Natural History but I quite enjoyed the temporary exhibit of selected influential people from Nova Scotia. What this museum does best is keep very young children (under 12) busy enough with a few interesting stations, interactive displays, GUS the close to 80 year old turtle, and a poop display (!). Guess that's worth the price of admission.
  • Lots of fun memories here. Good learning for young and old.
  • Great museum with lots of things for visitors of all ages. It usually brings in interesting temporary exhibitions.
  • We went for the morning and learned lots about the earth' s geology! The Gully exhibit was also very interesting and the bee hive is always a hit!

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