Museum of Natural History, Halifax Nova Scotia

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.

The museum of Natural History is open to the public every day except for Monday. On Wednesday evenings from 5:00-8:00pm, the museum admission is by donation. The Museum is open to the public FREE on Canada Day, July 1st and also on Nova Scotia Heritage Day in February.

Gus Walk

On Mondays – Fridays at 3:30 pm, join Museum staff for a Gus Walk! Gus The Tortoise is the oldest known gopher tortoise in the world, and has been at the Museum for over 70 years.  On a Gus stroll you can accompany Gus as he meanders around the the museum. You can even feed him some lettuce! When the weather is nice, you may find Gus in the museum’s backyard!

Museum of Natural History Details:

Address: 1747 Summer Street, Halifax
Phone: (902) 424-7353
Twitter: @MNH_Naturalists