What's Happening Calendar

 

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

Winter admission hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Family Activities

25 March Saturday 10am-4pm: Discover the Franklin. Regular admission. Explore the Franklin Museum Network Pop-up Exhibition all month long at the NBM with discovery, baking and crafting activities. (Bilingual)

1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 April Saturdays 10am-4pm: April Showers! Regular admission. Usher in spring with activities at the NBM all month long! Learn all about the plants and animals that thrive as the temperatures begin to rise! Activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM

23, and 30 March Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM: Ukrainian Egg Decorating. Free in NBM Foyer. Learn how to create intricately beautiful designs at the NBM this month. Take part in group instruction or work on individual projects in the company of friends. Fee of $2 per project or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss out on these evenings of friendship and fun! Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual)

March Madness Sale now on at the New Brunswick Museum Shop! Until 30 March receive up to 50% off on select items. Museum members will save 20% off regular priced items (some exceptions apply). With a minimum purchase of $20 (before taxes), enter to win a dozen beautifully hand-carved flowers in an apple wood vase, by New Brunswick woodworker David Meade.

2 April Sunday 2pm: The Artist's Perspective: On a Silver Platter. Free admission. Join artist Mathieu Léger for a talk on the exhibition On a Silver Platter at the New Brunswick Museum. Mathieu Léger is a multidisciplinary contemporary New Brunswick artist. He has participated in over 40 artist's residencies and exhibited in New Brunswick, Canada, USA, and Europe. This exhibition examines themes of identity, cynicism, and sulking to look at humour in politics, cultural conflicts, and navel gazing art practices. The works have direct contact with spectators through humorous approaches within cultural and linguistic contexts. (Bilingual)

6, 13, 20, and 27 April Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM – Cross-stitch and Embroidery. Free in NBM Foyer. Learn how to create beautiful needlework designs this month at the NBM. Take part in group instruction or work on individual projects in the company of friends. Fee of $2 per project or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss out on these evenings of friendship and fun! Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual)

8 April Saturday 10:30am – 12:00pm: NBM Archives Talk - Spring has Sprung: A Virtual Walk through the History and Natural History of Rockwood Park. Regular admission. Pre-register by 7 April 4pm at: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Explore the NBM’s Archives and unearth the history of one of North America's largest urban parks. (In English)
NBM Archives are located at 277 Douglas Avenue in the NBM Collections and Research Centre.

8 April 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.

 

 

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.

 

Information

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 7th New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • 28, 29 and 30 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!