March Break at the Nova Scotia Museum

Museum of Natural History

Halifax, Nova Scotia

March Break at the Museum of Natural History, a Halifax tradition.
Sat. March 10 to Sun. March 18

Until April 22, 2018

The newest exhibition coming to the Museum of Natural History offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore the amazing biology and physiology of human health and the dramatic effects of disease.

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo
Sat. March 3 to Sun. March 25

The Museum of Natural History is pleased to welcome back Little Ray's Reptile Zoo for an extended March Break, March 3 to March 25. See a sloth and other amazing animals as you learn about the diversity of living things. Learn from Little Ray’s staff about these fascinating creatures and the challenges facing their natural habitat. Tickets for this special exhibit are $2.50 per person plus Museum Admission. This very special engagement joins Body Worlds Rx making the Museum a must visit this March!

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Halifax, Nova Scotia

March Break 2018: Anchors Aweigh!

Fri. March 9 to Sun. March 18

Daily programs between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm (Sundays between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.)

Set sail for a world of adventure and activities! The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is hosting crafts, films and fun this March Break! Learn about the age of sail and steam without all the salt spray.  

With museum admission ($11.85 for a family) you’ll be able to explore the galleries and try your hand at traditional games that sailors would play at sea, learn a little more about our nautical past, and sit down for a film in the Robertson Warehouse Theatre.  There will also be a variety of staff-led and self-guided craft stations available throughout the day.

Grab your sou’wester and visit our historic William Robertson and Son Ship Store to see if you have what it takes to outfit a fishing schooner from Nova Scotia’s Days of Sail! You can also invoke the age of the famous schooner Bluenose by selecting a mini-wooden boat for an exciting race!

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Ross Farm Museum

New Ross, Nova Scotia

March Break at Ross Farm

Sat. March 10 to Sun. March 18

Come out for March Break on the farm. Each day will have a theme relating to the farm. As always there will be lots of hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy and crafts that everyone can participate in throughout the day.  Hot chocolate will be served. Weather permitting, there will be sleigh rides.
  • Saturday 10 – Tasty Treats
  • Sunday 11 – Traditional Skills
  • Monday 12 – Spring Time on the Farm
  • Tuesday 13 -  For the Birds
  • Wednesday 14 - Explore the Outdoors
  • Thursday 15 – Tasty Treats
  • Friday 16 - Fun on the Farm
  • Saturday 17 - St Patrick’s Day
  • Sunday 18 - Easter

Museum of Industry

Stellarton, Nova Scotia

March Break - Once Upon a Castle

Sat. March 10 to Sun. March 18

Be King or Queen of our castle when you join us for this medieval adventure.  Kids can build castle walls with wooden blocks, then knock them down again with a catapult. Dress as a Lord, Lady or Jester, and act out a medieval skit in costume. Escape from a dungeon maze, practice jousting skills, and quest for treasure through the Museum’s galleries.

Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Sat. March 10 to Sat. March 17

Visit the Firefighters’ Museum in Yarmouth to discover the history of firefighting in this province. During March Break and try one (or all) of our Heritage Hunts

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Birchtown, Nova Scotia

Mon. March 12 to Fri. March 16

The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre tells the story of the world’s largest free African population outside of Africa, in the late 18th century in Nova Scotia. Enjoy the view of Birchtown Bay when you climb up the Shaw Turret, which commemorates all Black Loyalist communities in Nova Scotia. Enter the Centre’s Lindsay Gallery and immerse yourself in the multimedia presentation of the Black Loyalist journey from Africa to the American colonies, then to Nova Scotia and back to Africa. 

March 15 from 1pm to 3pm come out to the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre to learn to play the ancient African Game Mancala & enjoy a free screening of the Dr. Carrie Best Vignette: Champion of Human Rights. Refreshments will be served. Free admission all week, March 12-16, for kids ages 6-18.  Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. 

Fundy Geological Museum 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mon. March 12 to Fri. March 16

The Fundy Geological Museum displays an ancient world and some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada. Meet some of the ancient creatures that lived here millions of years ago: the world's first reptiles, early dinosaurs, giant dragonflies, an ancestor of frogs and a sow-bug-like creature as long as a baseball bat. So many great fossils!