Museums

Museums FREE Admission
Visit a Provincial Museum this Summer – FREE!

School’s out but you can still discover and learn with a visit to a Nova Scotia Museum this summer. Best part? The provincial museums will be offering FREE admission to all 28 museums during the months of July and August! The museums include a few gems in HRM – The
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Uniacke Estate Museum Park

The Uniacke Estate Museum Park is part of what was the expansive country estate of Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke (1753-1830). Built between 1813 and 1815, the grand country house is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Canada. The estate offers visitors a vivid glimpse of life in
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Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks
Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks

Did you know that ghostly apparitions have been reported by visitors and staff at the Citadel? Join a spirited tour of Halifax’s historic fort after dark and discover the Citadel’s haunted secrets and fascinating history. Wander by candlelight along the fort’s ramparts, dungeons, and dimly lit passageways in this thrilling
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Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest Maritime Museum in Canada. The original concept of the Museum can be credited to a group of Royal Canadian Navy officers who envisioned a maritime museum where relics of Canada’s naval past could be conserved. Starting with a small
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Museum of Natural History
Halifax Museum of Natural History

  Situated on the far side of the Citadel, this modern, midsize museum offers a good introduction to the flora and fauna of Nova Scotia. Galleries include geology, botany, mammals, and birds, plus exhibits of archaeology and Mi’kmaq culture. Gus Walk On Mondays – Fridays at 3:30 pm, join Museum
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Gus The Tortoise
Walk with Gus the Tortoise at the Museum of Natural History

He’s old, but he’s a fast mover! Take a walk with Gus The Tortoise, a gopher tortoise, who at 98 years old, is older than your grandparents… and probably even older than your great grandparents! Gus has been a resident of the Museum of Natural History for over 70 years
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Ross Farm Winter
Discover the Past at Ross Farm Museum

Ross Farm Museum is a living, working, farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. Rosebank Cottage, the original home of the Ross family, was built in 1817. During your visit there, you may see food being prepared over an open fire, straw hats being woven or wool
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Little Learners
Little Learners at the Discovery Centre

The Little Learners program at the Discovery Centre brings fun, hands-on learning to the youngest of minds. The theme for November is ‘Germ Journey’! Toddlers and preschoolers (ages 3-5) will enjoy a morning interactive puppet show where they can learn all about germs and how to stop them in their
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The Army Museum at the Halifax Citadel
Army Museum at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

The Army Museum is a private, non-profit institution preserving and promoting Atlantic Canada’s military heritage. Located at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the museum is open seasonally, with FREE admission each Remembrance Day.  The museum features a number of illuminating artifacts and the exhibition, ‘Road to Vimy’, an installation commemorating
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Pier 21 Nowruz
Nowruz at the Museum

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is an ancestral festivity that marks the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. Rooted in a 3,000-year-old mythology, today more than 300 million people celebrate Nowruz worldwide through a variety of different practices and rituals that welcome new beginnings. All are welcome
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