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July 30, 2020
Map of 24 Nova Scotia Museum sites

Nova Scotia Museum sites are pleased to act as community distribution centres for washable, reusable, non-medical masks.

If you can, please purchase your own mask for use in indoor spaces. However, if you are not able to purchase a mask, 24 Nova Scotia Museum sites will have a limited supply available. Masks are available in both adult and youth sizes, and are adjustable. Each person can request up to two masks for each member of their immediate family.

July 9, 2020

 

During the summer, Museum staff are busy with field work and responding to public inquiries about potential fossil finds.  

June 30, 2020

“We had a feast of strawberries, the first I have seen.”

Mary Ann Norris, June 27, 1821

 

June 25, 2020

The Nova Scotia Museum is pleased to welcome you back to our sites! 

Since closing our museums in March, we have been working hard to find ways to connect with our visitors and share Nova Scotia’s remarkable natural and cultural heritage. We are excited to welcome visitors back to some of our museums. 

June 10, 2020

 

“Commenced working in the garden. I hope we are going to have spring.”

Mary Ann Norris, April 29, 1837 

 

Acacia Grove (Prescott House Museum) in late May

June 8, 2020

#thoughtsonrocks - Growing up Fundy

A windy day at Carrs Brook beach, and the remains of the old wharf.

 

May 22, 2020

By Regan Maloney Catbird nest from Bon Portage Island, Nova Scotia

May 13, 2020

Natural History Museums are famous for their displays and dioramas. Dioramas are displays that recreate a scene with plants, animals and a painted background. The scene could be of dinosaurs from millions of years ago or of a forest with trees, deer and birds. 

May 12, 2020

By Richard MacMichael, Coordinator of Visitor Services and Interpretive Programming - Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 

May 8, 2020

#ThoughtsOnRocks by Marlee Leslie

May 2, 2020

By Danielle Serratos on May 2, 2020 

Here’s a test- Which of the three rocks in the picture above is a fossil? Got it picked out? Alright, moving on… 

April 29, 2020
Collection of rocks and minerals

Museums collect specimens and objects that capture a moment in time. They are preserved and kept safe for study now and into the future. Something collected today may be the key to an important discovery tomorrow or many years from now.  

April 25, 2020

By Regan Maloney April 23, 2020

One of the most common questions we get on our guided tours to the Wasson Bluff fossil research site is, how do we know the age of the rocks?

The age of a rock can be determined using two methods: relative dating and radiometric dating. Question answered. I’m sure you found that brief answer satisfying. No? I guess I will elaborate…

April 18, 2020
Graphic - boy or girl?

Determining the sex of a fossil 

By Danielle Serratos on April 18, 2020 

March 25, 2020
Leaf impression in cement surrounded by recent leaves

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PLEASE NOTE: At this time, people should stay within their neighbourhood and observe the Province’s minimum recommended social distancing from other people of two meters or six feet. For the latest information about the pandemic and public health recommendations, please see the Government website about Coronavirus https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

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December 16, 2019
Diorama of Silurian sea showing nautiloid and crinoid stems

 

Guest Article By Alexandra Bonham.

October 10, 2019
Drawings of blind showing vantage points

As a special event of the 2019 Big Draw Festival - Dr. John Kennedy from the University of Toronto gave the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) Public Lecture on October 7, 2019. Dr. Kennedy spoke about “Drawing of the Blind and Sighted”, summarizing his research on a theory of drawing and development.

September 26, 2019
Big Draw Exhibit with Quote

The Nova Scotia Museum is a participating sponsor of the 2019 Big Draw, an international festival devoted to promoting the value of drawing for creativity and wellness. A new exhibit Drawn to Life: Understanding The World Through Drawing is on display until November 3rd at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax.

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