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

20, and 27 January Saturdays 10am-4pm: Winter Wonderland! Regular admission. Join NBM interpreters as they explore everything that is wonderful about winter! Discover how animals and plants react to changing temperatures. Crafting and baking activities will be part of the fun! (Bilingual)


This Week at the NBM                                                           

18 and 25 January Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM: Jewelry Making! Free in NBM Foyer. Fee of $2 per jewelry project or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss out on these evenings of friendship and fun! Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual)

20 January Saturday 1pm-4pm: Join artist and art educator Michael McEwing at the NBM for insights about his exhibition, Conservation on Canvas. Free admission. Learn how the project began nearly four years ago when he approached the Nature Trust of New Brunswick with an idea: interpreting the beauty of the Nature Trust’s preserves on canvas. The project’s goal is to raise awareness of natural diversity across New Brunswick and to celebrate the habitat conservation that ensures the protection of these landscapes for future generations
Hear from Dr. Donald McAlpine, Head and Research Curator of Zoology, NBM Department of Natural Science, as he talks about the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) BiotaNB programme, going into its 10th of a 20 year program. Also, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick will talk about the picture of land conservation in the province, and volunteer opportunities for stewardship.  
From 2pm-4pm: The Artist and Art Educator’s Perspective. In this presentation, Michael McEwing will inspire you with details about his paintings that record unique ecosystems and intriguing landscapes from around the province. The exhibition, a partnership between the Nature Trust of New Brunswick and the NBM, showcases nature preserves from Grand Manan and Blacks Harbour in the lower Bay of Fundy, to Shea Lake in the North. Take the opportunity to see these landscapes through the eyes of a painter. (In English)

26 January Friday 5pm-7pm: Join the New Brunswick Museum and Craft NB for the opening of the exhibition BENEATH the surface. This exhibition is a partnership between Craft NB and Parks Canada. Curated by Maegen Black, this group exhibition was inspired by a week-long residency at Fundy National Park to celebrate Canada 150. RSVP 506-643-2349 / 1-888-268-9595 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 24 January.

Coming soon...From 1 February 2018: On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly is a unique photographic exhibition created by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Canada. Take in this incredible voyage through the intense aerial images taken by cinematographer and ultralight pilot Francisco Gutiérrez as he followed the trail of the monarch butterfly. 


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
  • May 18th International Museums Day
  • June 21st National Aboriginal Day
  • July 1st Canada Day
  • August 6th New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day