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Museums

Africville Museum
Visit the Africville Museum at the Tip of North End Halifax

Have you been to the Africville Museum yet?  Located on the tip of North End Halifax, only a short hop from downtown, The Africville Museum stands as a testament to the strength of an African Nova Scotian community that witnessed the destruction of their schools,  homes and church to make way for
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Wee Wild Ones at The Museum of Natural History
Wee Wild Ones at The Museum of Natural History

If you know a young child or toddler who loves to touch objects, ask questions, and use their imagination, then join the Museum of Natural History for Wee Wild Ones at the Museum of Natural History – a program where kids under 5 and their caregivers can explore the wonders of
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Merlin the Parrot's Birthday at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Merlin the Parrot’s Birthday at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

It’s Merlin the Parrot’s Birthday! Come and say “Hello” to Merlin at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – and he’ll likely say “Hello” back! Merlin, a talkative Rainbow Macaw is celebrating his 20th birthday! In celebration of the big 2-0, and being back in person, this year will be
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Things to do in Shelburne, Sandy Point Beach
The Best Things to do in Shelburne with Your Family

There are so many things to do in Shelburne, a charming harbourfront town located roughly two hours’ drive from Halifax, and home to the world’s only Whirligig and Weathervane Festival, held annually in September. Family attractions in the Shelburne region include beautiful white-sand beaches, important museums and cultural experiences –
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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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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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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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