10, 17, and 31 December Saturdays 10am-4pm: A Blizzard of Fun! Regular admission. Take the chill out of winter and join the NBM for an indoor blizzard of fun! Learn all about how people, plants, and animals have been coping with New Brunswick winters for as long as they’ve been here, while warming up with interactive gallery tours, demonstrations, crafts, experiments, and baking activities – no mittens required! (Bilingual)
10 December Saturday 10:30am-12pm: NBM Archives Talk - Spirit of the Season. Regular admission. Pre-register by 9 December 4pm at: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Explore the NBM’s Archives and discover material from seasonal celebrations throughout New Brunswick’s past. (In English) NBM Archives are located at 277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John in the NBM Collections and Research Centre.
15, and 22 December Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM: Paper Quilling! Free in NBM Foyer. Learn about and practice this intricately beautiful crafting technique (just in time to make some truly unique holiday cards!), or work on individual project in the company of friends. Fee of $2 per paper quilling project or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss out on these evenings of friendship and fun! Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual)
New Brunswick Museum Shop open 7 days a week until 23 December for your shopping convenience: The Museum Shop features many unique and beautiful locally created gift ideas – pottery, jewelry, woodworking, glass and so much more – the perfect place to pick up the perfect gift. With purchase, enter to win NBM Holiday Gift Basket featuring beautiful New Brunswick made products and NBM Membership for a year. Gift with Purchase! Spend $100 or more and receive a free copy of NBM’s Portraits: New Brunswick Painters or spend $50 and receive a copy for $10.
28, 29, and 30 December 12-5pm: Our Holiday Gift to You! NBM Free Admission Days. Bring your friends and family for heritage story-telling, and creative activities for all ages. Explore three floors of magnificent galleries! (Bilingual)
Watch the Every Living Thing – Experiencing a Bioblitz film featuring the NBM in the Grand Lake Protected Natural Area 2013-14; directed by Kent Martin, produced by Lloyd Salomone of Flower Power Production Inc. (In English)
Whale of a Time!
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.
Watch for these annual events celebrated at the New Brunswick Museum: