2 July – 31 August: NBM Explorer Days are EVERY DAY in July and August! Regular admission. These family adventures are for the young and young at heart. Join the NBM for a full day of themed activities including art instruction, experiments, face painting, eco-friendly educational crafting, games, and gallery talks and discovery programmes. Face painting noon-1pm daily. A day pass at the NBM ensures you can plan your day to capture all of the excitement. Extreme Summer Fun. (Bilingual)
21, and 28 July Thursday 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: July is Make your own soaps and all natural bath products. 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)
21 July Thursday 6:30-7:30pm: New Brunswick Museum Walk - Uptown Walk: The Great Fire of 1877. Regular admission. Join a NBM Interpreter for a discovery walk and learn about the heritage buildings in uptown Saint John. Many of these picturesque buildings were rebuilt between 1877-1899, following Saint John’s great fire that devastated the city in 1877. Meet at the New Brunswick Museum Reception Desk. (Bilingual)
28 July Thursday 6:30-7:30pm: New Brunswick Museum Walk - Low tide discoveries. Regular admission. Join a NBM Interpreter for a discovery walk and learn about the low tide. A low tide adventure with hands-on opportunities to experience some of the low tide surprises. Meet at the New Brunswick Museum Reception Desk. (Bilingual)
1 August Monday 12-5 pm: New Brunswick Day at the NBM. Free Admission. Come and celebrate New Brunswick’s great stories and engaging gallery activities throughout the day. Where else can you enjoy all things New Brunswick? (Bilingual)
Whale of a Time!
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.
Watch for these annual events celebrated at the New Brunswick Museum:
14 July Thursday 6:30-7:30pm: New Brunswick Museum Walk - The Amazing Bay of Fundy. Regular admission. Join a NBM Interpreter for a discovery walk to Long Wharf and learn why the Bay Fundy tides are the highest in the world and what special features and biodiversity the amazing Bay offers! Meet at the New Brunswick Museum Reception Desk. (Bilingual)