What's Happening Calendar


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

Summer admission rates and hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Summer admission rates (15 May to 31 October): Adult Admission - $8.00; Seniors - $6; Children / Students - $4.50; Family - $17.00

Family Activities

30 May Saturday 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM – Magnificent Museums! Regular admission. Celebrate the magnificent collections of the NBM. Get introduced to some of the people who created the foundation of this extraordinary collection through storytelling and hands-on activities. Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual).

This Week at the NBM

25 May Monday 1-3pm: Documents from the New Brunswick Museum collection will be featured at the NBM Exhibition Centre as part of the event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the HMS Regulus in Saint John, NB, organized by the New Brunswick Black History Society. Free admission. The vessel carried over 400 Black Refugees at the end of the War of 1812 which was the second large influx of Black settlers into the province.

26 May Tuesday 6:30pm: New Brunswick Museum Collections and Research Centre Open House. Free admission. Pre-register 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Space limited. Take a look behind-the-scenes with a 2 ½ hour guided tour of the NBM’s Collections and Research Centre, 277 Douglas Avenue.

27 May Wednesday 7pm: Illustrated Talk: Storied Architecture: Inspiring Cultural Identity. Free admission. The architecture series continues at the New Brunswick Museum accompanying the exhibit 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture with a talk by Monica Adair, recipient of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 2015 Young Architect Award and co-founding partner Stephen Kopp of Acre Architects in Saint John. Acre Architects take the approach that through exploring the power of the stories associated with heritage and a sense of place, our built environments grow to convey strong and deep-felt emotions that are key to the structures that form our lives.


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.



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!


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