3 February 2010

Free Admission February Returns to the New Brunswick Museum!


Free admission February returns to the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square, Saint John!  New and returning Museum visitors are invited once again to experience some New Brunswick Museum highlights with free general admission for the month of February. Everyone is welcome! Come often and bring your friends and family for a day full of interesting stories and activities for all ages.

New Brunswick Museum CEO Jane Fullerton commented, “We are very excited to welcome everyone to the New Brunswick Museum! February is a great time to explore the Museum free of charge and to experience some of what we have to offer.”

Last February over 7500 visitors walked through the doors of the New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre at Market Square.  Many had never visited the Museum before or had only visited the Douglas Avenue location in their youth - before the building of the Exhibition Centre at Market Square.  Visitors were surprised at the caliber and variety of the Museum displays - fifteen galleries on three levels. 

During this February, Museum visitors can explore New Brunswick’s marine heritage and see a life-size model of a North American Right Whale in the magnificent Hall of the Great Whales; hike Our Changing Earth geological trail through time and discover fossils of giant trilobites, scorpions, and a reconstructed skeleton of a 100,000-year-old mastodon fossil found in Hillsborough.  Enjoy exquisite furnishings and magnificent artworks from New Brunswick and around the world, or try out a hands-on activity in the Discovery Gallery.

A number of temporary exhibitions are also featured including:

Building New Brunswick - an architectural history of New Brunswick curated by John Leroux; produced by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and circulated by the New Brunswick Museum.

Riding with Meteorites - embark on a mission to discover the secrets of meteorites with this new interactive travelling exhibition from the Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines, and Musée de la nature et des sciences. Presentation of this travelling exhibition was made possible by a subsidy from the Museums Assistance Program offered by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

THIRD SPACE GALLERY AT THE NBM - As part of the new Passages + Prototypes series:
Pentegoet Park: The Terrible Ones - a multimedia installation documenting the lives of a fictitious group of feral children who escape from captivity and create a colony of their own - by artist Goody B. Wiseman.

Watch for program staff while on your visit for intriguing stories, activities, and answers to your questions. Celebrate Heritage Week’s theme, The Global Village, all month long with many interesting stories highlighting the “old way” of global connection in New Brunswick!

The New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre is located in Market Square, at the foot of King Street, in Uptown Saint John. The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 noon 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 further information on February activities, call 643 2300 or 1 888 268 9595.

For further information:

Vita Kipping
Community Relations
New Brunswick Museum
Tel: 506-643-2358
Toll-free: 1-888-268-9595
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