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Museums

Fun at the The Discovery Centre’s Little Learners Event

We spent the morning at the Discovery Centre’s Little Learners event and made memories that will last a lifetime. I will never forget the excitement on my little guy’s face when we walked through the doors of the Halifax Discovery Centre. It has been many years since I last visited
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Gus’s 100th Birthday Party!

Join the Museum of Natural History as they celebrate everyone’s favourite Gopher Tortoise, Gus! Gus is turning 100 years old this weekend – and he doesn’t look a day over 99. This celebration will last all weekend from August 12 to 14, 2022, and with special activities planned for kids,
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Discovery Centre
Discover Something New at The Halifax Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is a museum and innovation centre in a new location at 1215 Lower Water Street, on the beautiful Halifax waterfront. This eye-catching building is an enormous air and light-filled space that offers cutting-edge experiences, innovative galleries, and incredible exhibits from around the globe.   With FOUR levels
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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 botany, mammals, and birds, plus exhibits of archaeology and Mi’kmaq culture. Gus Walk On Mondays – Fridays at 3:00 pm, join Museum staff for
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