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

Closed Mondays: 1 November 2014 – 15 May 2015

Family Activities

28 March Saturday 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM – Creative Constructions! Regular admission. Join the New Brunswick Museum to learn all about New Brunswick’s magnificent architecture and the people and animals behind it! Creative Constructions is inspired by the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture Exhibit currently being featured at the NBM until 31 May, 2015. Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual).

This Week at the NBM

March Break all month long at the New Brunswick Museum. Creative Constructions! Regular admission. Join the New Brunswick Museum this March Break to learn all about New Brunswick’s magnificent architecture and the people and animals behind it! Fun, educational hands-on activities throughout the day. Creative Constructions is inspired by the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture Exhibit currently being featured at the NBM until 31 May, 2015. (Bilingual)

26 March Thursday 7pm: Architecture Speaker Series: The Coiled Spring: Industrial Architecture as Prisoner of Historical Style. Free admission.  Join NBM Curator Gary Hughes, and learn about the growth of New Brunswick communities and industries in the 19th century and how railway stations, roundhouses, skating rinks and exhibition buildings all presented opportunities for architects and engineers to define new ways. This talk is one in a series on New Brunswick's historical, current and future architecture. Offered in conjunction with the 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Award of Excellence in Architecture Exhibit at the NBM until 31 May, 2015. (In English)

26 March Thursday 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: March is Ukrainian Egg Decorating. 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)

27 March Friday 4:30-6pm: Join the New Brunswick Museum for a special announcement concerning New Brunswick artist Peter Powning. 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.

Until March 31. NBM Shop Winter Sales. Get up to 50% off on selected items. Take this opportunity to purchase beautiful and unique, locally-made pieces, including handcrafted jewelry and pottery and other hard-to-find items, as gifts for others – or yourself!

11 April Saturday 10:30am – 12:00pm: Architecture in New Brunswick: an archival perspective. Regular admission. Pre-register by 9 April: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Come to the Archives & Research Library and explore the history of New Brunswick’s architectural treasures. Join History & Technology Curator, Gary Hughes for a look at a wealth of architectural plans and designs. (In English).
 
11 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.

18 April Saturday 1:30-4pm: Art Workshop - “But I Can’t Make My Own Soap!” $45 NBM members, $55 non-members – materials included. Pre-register by 12 April 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Have you ever wondered how those beautiful bars of soap seen in health food stores and boutiques are created? Well, wonder no more! Learn how to make natural glycerin soaps that are uniquely yours. A variety of designs and patterns will be explored as well as some child-approved options. The possibilities when handcrafting melt and pour soaps are infinite!  Ages 14 to adult. (In English)

 

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.

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. 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.

 

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 3rd New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • November 21st Santa Claus Parade Day
  • 27, 29 and 30 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!