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Virtual field trips

We miss field trips too. Let us help teach some of our important provincial stories through four curriculum-based virtual programs brought into your classroom online. 

Our Favourite Objects

Nova Scotians and people around the world can experience part of the province's expansive museum collection online, from Jurassic-aged fossils to Mi'kmaq moose hair embroidery. Nova Scotia Made, Nova Scotia Used, Nova Scotia Found is a virtual exhibit showcasing images and information about 100 artifacts and specimens that reflect the diversity of the province's culture and heritage.

Temporary clousures

In accordance with new Public Health guidelines for the HRM area, the Museum of Natural History and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be temporarily closed as of 4pm Wednesday, November 25th. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our top priority. We will continue to follow the recommendations of our public health officials, and look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so.

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Learning at home

Our Museums may be closed, but we have plenty of ways to keep learning at home through our online activities, exhibits and videos. 


Research is one of the fundamental activities of the Nova Scotia Museum.  Our publications are available electronically through an Open Journal System catalogue hosted by Dalhousie University

Museum Maker

Maybe you've explored our collections - now we want to learn about yours. While we are all spending more time at home these days, why not create your own exhibit to show off your collection - just like a museum. 

Fossils & Geology 

The Showcase of Nova Scotia Fossils and Geology video series has been developed for grade twelve students, featuring interviews and presentations from international palaeontologists who have studied the fossils and geology of the province.  


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Unlimited Visits

Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with an Annual Pass.