1 February 2013

Free admission on Thursdays and Sundays in February at the NBM Exhibition Centre!


New and returning visitors are invited once again to experience highlights of the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) with free general admission on Thursdays and Sundays during the month of February. Visitors can follow the footsteps of ancient creatures as they travel through geological time. Learn about the Bay of Fundy – whale sightings guaranteed (full size models of course)!  Enjoy exquisite furnishings and magnificent artworks from New Brunswick and around the world, or try out a hands-on activity in the Discovery Gallery.

Special programming around 1812: The New Brunswick Story will be offered during the month of February including a special community event at the NBM on Saturday, February 9.  The NBM, in partnership with the St. John River Society and other organizations, will be hosting an event to commemorate the War of 1812.  With special attention being given to the famous march by the 104th Regiment, that took place during the winter of 1813 in order to get troops to the then Upper Canada to ward off a possible invasion by American forces. The NBM will be open 10am to 5pm, and will have free admission for this day as well.

Experience the temporary exhibition: Nature of Art of Nature, created in partnership with Nature Trust New Brunswick, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, New Brunswick Museum, Beaverbrook Art Gallery and UNB Arts Centre, featuring contemporary artwork produced by NBCCD students and inspired by the natural environments of the Nature Trust NB preserves.

Go behind the scenes with NBM post-graduate paper conservation intern, Moya Dumville, as she continues the NBM’s conservation of Canadian artist Miller Brittain’s larger than life chalk drawings, removing decades-old tape inch by inch and making repairs using stable materials.  The sketches, made for a proposed mural for the walls of the Saint John Tuberculosis Hospital in 1941-1942. Visitors can see this on Thursday from 1:30-3:30pm and from 5:30-7:30pm; Sunday from 1:30-3:30pm.  Also on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:30-3:30pm.

The NBM Exhibition Centre is located at Market Square in Saint John.  Free days in February are Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm.  The NBM is also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. There are fees for some programmes (school programmes, birthday parties, workshops, facility rentals, etc.) Check the website or call for more information.

For more information:
New Brunswick Museum
(506) 643-2300 or 1-888-268-9595