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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John

(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The New Brunswick Museum is a nice spot to waste time. It's really not that fun for adults but if you have kids they will love it. There are Giant dinosaur and whale fossils and other bones. They even...  more »
  • This museum isn't the world's best, certainly isn't the world's nicest and might be a bit pricey. However, it is very informative and quite interesting. There is (or was, when we went there) an exhibi...  more »
  • Such a pleasant experience. So well presented. The industry display and ship building presentation are wonderful. Today there was also a 100 years of nursing which was so well done. 
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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.