25 October Saturday 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM: Life on the Great Seas! Regular admission. What were the ships like that brought Europeans to the Maritimes 400 years ago? How long did it take to cross the Atlantic Ocean? Find out about this and more through art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual)
1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 November Saturdays 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM: Fort Lore! Regular admission. Discover early defense activities in New Brunswick through new temporary exhibitions. Understand life in “ye ole fort days” with the help of museum staff. Fun for all ages! Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual)
30 October Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: October is Historic Paper Quilling. Free in NBM Foyer. Each Thursday evening throughout the fall and winter. Some evenings will feature guest artists working on their own projects. 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)
30 October Thursday 6:30-7:30pm: Halloween Surprise at the NBM. Regular admission. Learn real stories of New Brunswick’s spooky and gooey environment, as well as chilling stories experienced by those who came before us. Storytelling, crafting and treats. Boo! (Bilingual)
6, 13, 20, and 27 November Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: November is Macramé Memories. Free in NBM Foyer. Each Thursday evening throughout the fall and winter. Some evenings will feature guest artists working on their own projects. 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)
8 November Saturday 10:30am-12pm: NBM Archives Talk – There’s no place like home: war from the home front. Regular admission. Pre-register by 6 November 4pm: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Join us and explore the NBM’s Archives to discover material from the Home Front in NB during WWI and WWII – war gardens, rationing, industry, war correspondence, social activities etc., and also enjoy a tour of the Archives & Research Library. (In English)
8 November Saturday 2pm: Author Book Talk and Signing at the NBM: Saint John Ghosts by David Goss. Free admission. Mr. Goss has collected many stories around Saint John since his interest on this topic was sparked over 40 years ago, culminating in this book Saint John Ghosts. Several stories of ghostly or unusual encounters with the otherworldly will be shared, and some new tales told that have come in as a result of this book. (In English)
11 November Tuesday 12pm-5pm: Visit the New Brunswick Museum and fill your afternoon with Wartime Memories themed stories and family craft activities. Free admission for veterans and their families. (Bilingual)
12 November Wednesday 7pm: Author Book Talk and Signing at the NBM. Free admission. Join Dr. Randy Miller, NBM Curator and Author Peggy Couper to learn about her discovery of her family’s past. “Deborah’s Letters” is a poignant story of loss, and discovery of her Matthew roots. This book is a tribute to the late Deborah Barbour Butterfield, granddaughter of George Frederic Matthew, an early founder of the New Brunswick Museum. (In English)
15 November Saturday 10am-5pm: New Brunswick Museum in partnership with Market Square offers daytime family fun in advance of the Annual Santa Claus Parade. Free Admission. Enjoy “The Great Octonaut Hunting Adventure!”... in the Hall of Great Whales. (Bilingual)
Frequent Shopper Bonus Points at the New Brunswick Museum Shop November 15-28!
Start the holiday season with the Second Annual Frequent Shopper Bonus Points at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) Shop. From November 15 to 28, receive double points on everything in the Shop! Take this opportunity to purchase beautiful and unique, locally-made pieces, including jewelry and pottery and other hard-to-find items, as gifts for others or yourself!
Double Frequent Shopper stamps for each $20 (before taxes) that you spend. With 10 stamps, you will obtain a $20 NBM gift card for use in the NBM. Keep for yourself or give to someone special this holiday season. Gift-wrapping is available.
The Museum Shop is pleased to represent more than 50 talented New Brunswick and Maritime craftspeople and is excited to introduce a wide variety of new locally made products for the holiday season including items from Terra Bijou Jewelry, Route 102 Hand Made Goods, Crimmins Pottery and more.
22 November Saturday 1:30pm: Clyde Wray Poet, Playwright and Director, and Debbie Adshade, Singer/songwriter, present “The Way We Remember” in the Hall of Great Whales. Regular Admission. (In English)
Whale of a Time!
Discover Uptown Saint John
Museum memberships available, call (506) 643-2300 or 1-888-268-9595.
School and Youth Groups ($2.50 per child), Adult Groups ($5.75 per person), Senior Groups ($5.75 per person), Tea and Tour Special programs ($8 per person) 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: