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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John

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Head to New Brunswick Museum, Canada's oldest continuously functioning museum, which has been open since 1842. The museum provides a remarkable insight into New Brunswick’s rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. In the “Hall of Great Whales,” marvel at skeletons and a life-sized model of a North Atlantic Right whale, and learn about the wonderful marine life in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Understand the rich history of fossils at the exhibit named “Our Changing Earth,” followed by a display of shipbuilding from the 19th century in the New Brunswick Industry Gallery. On the top floor, see a permanent gallery of historical and contemporary New Brunswick fine art. The gift shop sells quality crafts, jewellery, books and toys. Plan to visit New Brunswick Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Saint John attractions using our Saint John holiday planner.
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  • This is a great local attraction and very affordable...a family pass was close to $20! And there is plenty to see on all 3 levels. There is local history and other interesting exhibits, the Hall of Wh...  more »
  • This Museum presents a marvelous history of the area, covering lumbering, boating and more. It is a hands on museum, allowing one to put a boat hull together in one place. The emerging bird exhibit on...  more »
  • If you want to wow your children ages 5-15 This is a great place to have your children genuinely get involved and invoked into what our past is made of, they get wowed and really get interested betwee...  more »
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  • A small museum that has some interesting exhibits on the traditional industries of New Brunswick: forestry and ship building. Also has a section on nature, where we were given a guided tour of the whales in the Bay of Fundy. Nice way to spend an hour or two.
  • Got a free visit at 4:30pm. Small in size. Good to kills time.
  • Must visit just for the hall of great whales. Kids loved it. They also have a big play are for kids so you can rest and let them run around.
  • It's fun but don't expect to spend more than hour there unless you really spend a lot of time in each exhibit.
  • This place is great. It's a small museum but your kids will still love visiting it.