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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6, Canada
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+1 902-424-7353
09:00 - 17:00
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Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants...

Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.

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Considering its location (and presumably its funding) this museum is pretty good. One doesn't really expect such a thorough museum of natural history in one of Canada's smaller... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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640 reviews
399 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering its location (and presumably its funding) this museum is pretty good. One doesn't really expect such a thorough museum of natural history in one of Canada's smaller capitals but it delivers enough of interest to be worthy of the investment of time. It also serves as an interesting setting for lots of events, and it is worth looking ahead... More 

Thank FirstCircle
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like going here on occasion, especially when the exhibits change up! The differing displays are always educational, especially the animal ones, and personally I find the Oak Island exhibit interesting. Certainly have this on your to-do list!

Thank Ryan S
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice small museum, easily rolled around in under an hour. Good wheelchair access. Fun for young and old. Interesting to see they have an Oak Island display of things that have been dug up.

Thank Three G
Saskatchewan, Canada
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is one of my favourite places to visit in all of Halifax. I have been back so many times. I am a bit of a science guy, so I enjoy checking out the exhibits. Each time I visit, there is something new added.

Thank Scott O
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful adventure for children of all ages. Adults will enjoy the hands on approach helping the kids explore. Lots of enjoyment for the whole family at a reasonable price. Exhibits change every several weeks and will keep you coming back. Wheel chair accessible, rest area and gift shop. Lots of parking available.

Thank Ketchme
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

Thank Shelley H
Halifax, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

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 from another museum, but other than that, I wouldn't go here on a normal day. There isn't much in the way of fossils, no dinosaurs... More 

Thank Krista R
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 in the collection and exhibits, and the second time to take part in the Wee Wild Ones program. Very affordable, quiet and with... More 

Thank kat_ledermueller
Hamilton, Canada
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605 reviews
354 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is an excellent museum. The focus is, of course, Nova Scotia. The exhibits showcase many aspects of Nova Scotian heritage and natural history. There are exhibits showing First Nations archeology and culture that are informative and interesting. The exhibits on the natural flora and fauna of the province are excellently curated and well worth seeing. The museum is interactive... More 

Thank trainfan2000
Sydney, Canada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had come to the NS Museum of Natural History last year. The staff were very informative and kind. We had enjoyed our visit to this place.

Thank Mare D

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