What's Happening Calendar

Family Activities, This Week at the NBM,
Information, Annual Events

Special winter admission rates and hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Winter admission rates (1 November to 14 May): Adult Admission - $7.00; Seniors - $5.50; Children / Students - $4.00; Family - $15.00

Family Activities

13, 20, and 27 February Saturdays 10am-4pm: February is Heritage Month – Celebrate Leadership and Legacy all month long at the NBM! Regular admission. Discover several of the people who have shaped the NB Museum and New Brunswick. Prepare yourself for an illuminating look at these individuals and their legacies, while considering the question: What do you want your legacy to be? Family activities include interactive gallery tours, demonstrations, crafts, and baking! (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM

9 – 14 February at 3:30pm daily: Heritage Week at the NBM – Enjoy NBM highlights celebrating Leadership and Legacy! (Bilingual)

11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 February Sundays and Thursdays: The NBM will be offering FREE admission on Sundays and Thursdays during the month of February.

11, 18, and 25 February Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: February is Rug Hooking. Free in NBM Foyer. Small fee of $2 per project, or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss these evenings of friendship and fun. Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual)

13 February Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm: NBM Archives Talk - Sweets for my Sweet. Regular admission. Pre-register by 12 February 4pm at: 643 2349/1-888-268-9595. Join the NBM for a taste of the history of confectionery in New Brunswick, and explore almost two hundred years of Valentine’s Days gone by! Discover archival treasures in the Archives and Research Library. NBM Archives are located at 277 Douglas Avenue in the NBM Collections and Research Centre. (In English)
13 February Saturday 12pm-4pm: The Archives and Research Library will be open on this Saturday for general research from 12pm to 4pm in addition to their regular hours.

Until 14 February: A Valentine’s Day Sale! Visit the NBM Shop on February 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 to find that perfect Valentine’s Day gift including locally made jewelry, soaps, and Valentine cards. During this period take advantage of the Frequent Shopper Bonus Points at the New Brunswick Museum Shop! From Feb 6 to 14, receive double points on everything in the Shop!

Until 28 February:  Winterfest at the NBM - The NBM is pleased to be a part of Greater Saint John’s eighth annual Winterfest. Take the chill out of winter and add in lots of fun with stories, crafts and museum adventures! For more information about Winterfest 2016 visit http://www.fundywinterfest.ca/fundywinterfest.html.

School programme – Grades 3 to 8 - February is Heritage Month - Celebrate Leadership and Legacy with your class at the NBM! Discover several of the people who have helped shape the NB Museum and New Brunswick through an engaging interpreter-led programme. Prepare yourself for an illuminating look at these individuals and their legacies, while considering the question: What do you want your legacy to be? (Bilingual)


Special Programs requiring pre-registration, offered all summer!  Great for you and your summer guests .....

Whale of a Time!
Whale sightings, of the up close and personal kind, are guaranteed at the New Brunswick Museum! You’ll head indoors for this whale-watching experience, put on a lab coat and gain incredible insight into these mysterious ocean giants from a point of view you just can’t get out on the water. Examine real whale bones and discover what you have in common with these enormous mammals. You’ll know just ‘how big is big’ when it comes to a whale! People of all ages will leave the museum as ‘Bay of Fundy Tide Experts’ with great stories of the whales and the world-famous tides, this time through the eyes of a knowledgeable guide.  $15/person, minimum 4 guests Daily at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 90-minute duration. Reservations required: (506) 643-2349/1-888-268-9595 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We request that you book your program at least 24 hours in advance.

Discover Uptown Saint John

A one-of-a-kind discovery tour you won’t want to miss while visiting the city of Saint John! Museum interpreters offer a fun and engaging experience as you explore Uptown Saint John. Join us at the museum entrance to begin your 2-hour tour. Your guide will take you through the city (we’re bringing props in case you are easily distracted!). Walk alongside the harbour, listen to its colourful history; take in the sights and sounds, stop for a photo-op beside the full-size moose. Head uptown where you’ll get an up close look at the distinctive streetscape, a display of fine period architecture and outstanding craftsmanship. $15/person, Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Museum memberships available, call (506) 643-2300 or 1-888-268-9595.

School and Youth Groups, Adult Groups, Senior Groups, Tea and Tour Special programs available by appointment. Group rates apply to groups of eight or more.

NBM Birthday Parties for all ages! Book your birthday party at the NBM to receive a fun, interactive tour of a museum gallery & room rental for your festivities. $13. Per person. Some restrictions apply for room use. Please book two weeks in advance. Call (506) 643-2349 for more information.

Workshops require pre-registration at least one week before event by calling (506) 643-2349. Members enjoy a 20% discount on workshops where noted.

Annual Events

Watch for these annual events celebrated at the New Brunswick Museum:

  • March Break Fun at the NBM
  • Robert Bateman National Writing and Art Contest for Youth
  • Spring - Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops
  • April Earth Day Activities in the Museum Galleries
  • May 18th International Museums Day
  • June 21st National Aboriginal Day
  • July 1st Canada Day
  • August 1st New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • 27, 28 and 29 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!