Mastodon femur

1834 Mastodon Femur

The Mastodon femur recently put back on display at the Museum of Natural History, was found in Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This bone has a big history! 

Our Museums

The Nova Scotia Museum is responsible for the provincial collection of over one million artifacts and specimens. As well, we oversee the maintenance of more than 210 buildings, four floating vessels and nine locomotives.


October 17, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Birchtown
The Black Loyalist Heritage Society is taking orders for their annual apple pie fundraiser. ...
November 17, 2018
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Holiday Village on view until January 2. Featuring the Mills Brothers’ Snow White window display...
November 20, 2018
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
6 PM A popular favourite for many years, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is pleased to offer...
November 20, 2018
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 PM At the outbreak of World War II, Canada’s fledgling Navy went from 13 ships of which only 6...

Finding Honeyman

Start the journey of #FindingHoneyman with an interactive timeline of David Honeyman - the first Curator of the Nova Scotia Museum.


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