What's Happening Calendar

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

Special winter admission rates at the New Brunswick Museum! 

Winter admission rates (1 November to 14 may): Adult Admission - $7.00; Seniors - $5.50; Children / Students - $4.00; Family - $15.00

Family Activities

19, and 26 April Saturdays 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM: Rearranging Nature! Regular admission. In conjunction with the temporary exhibition André Lapointe: Maritima.  Experiment with art using natural occurring landscape elements.  After experimenting with the basics, then try this out in the woods, at the beach, or even the backyard to create beautiful and impressive works of art.  Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual).

This Week at the NBM

12 April Saturday 2pm: The New Brunswick Museum and Imperial Theatre present Grammy Award-winning musicians Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience Regular Admission. Starting at 10:00 am in the New Brunswick Museum Discovery Gallery you can create a zydeco rubboard (also known as a frottoir). (Bilingual) 
At 2:00 pm, in the Mary H. Oland Theatre, Terrance will join us to talk about the history of zydeco and teach us to play our instruments! (In English). Crafting available all day.
Parents: fill out a ballot for a chance to win tickets to see Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience at Imperial Theatre!

12 April Saturday 10:30am – 12:00pm: Archives Presentation - The Road to Wedded Bliss: Matrimonial Madness, Blushing Brides & Spousal Scandal Regular admission. Pre-register by 10 April 4pm: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595.  Explore the NBM’s Archives and discover a varied bouquet of archival items from all stages of matrimony! (In English).

12 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.

13 April Sunday 2pm : Artist Talk: André Lapointe: Maritima Regular Admission. Join artist André Lapointe for a talk on the André Lapointe: Maritima exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum until April 27, 2014. This temporary exhibition is a part of the New Brunswick Museum’s “Know Your Own Artists” series. The NBM is proud to recognize and support contemporary New Brunswick visual art through this series. André Lapointe’s sculptural work has focused on interactions with the maritime landscape.  His art works depend on an element of visual surprise where natural versus man-made is not immediately or even definitively obvious. André Lapointe’s inspiration is the common elements of his surroundings - water, snow, ice - stones, clay, sand - trees, branches, and leaves. (In English) 

18, 20, and 21 April. Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.  The NBM Exhibition Centre and the NBM Archives and Research Library will be closed for the Easter Holidays.

3 May Saturday 5pm-7pm: Join the New Brunswick Museum in celebration of the exhibition and publication Small Town, Big Fashion: Fashion from Southeastern New Brunswick from 1860-1960 from the Keillor House Museum collection.  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 1 May.  Small Town, Big Fashion will show the progression of fashion over a hundred-year period, using women’s garments from the Keillor House Museum collection. The exhibition portrays how the Southeastern New Brunswick women kept abreast of the constantly changing styles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The fashionable women represented in this exhibition would not have looked out of place in the fashion centres of New York, London, or Paris. Small Town, Big Fashion was curated by Inga Hansen, who recently returned to New Brunswick from New York City, where she had been working towards a Master’s degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The exhibition will serve as part of her thesis to complete her graduate program Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory and Museum Practice. The exhibit was made possible through a grant from Canadian Heritage and support from NB Tourism, Heritage and Culture – Heritage Branch. The exhibition Small Town, Big Fashion: Fashion from Southeastern New Brunswick from 1860-1960 will be at the NBM until 1 June 2014. 


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.

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 5th New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • November 16th Santa Claus Parade Day
  • 27, 28 and 29 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!