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

Family Activities

18, and 25 October Saturdays 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM: Life on the Great Seas! Regular admission.  What were the ships like that brought Europeans to the Maritimes 400 years ago?  How long did it take to cross the Atlantic Ocean? Find out about this and more through art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM

16, 23, and 30 October Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: October is Historic Paper Quilling. Free in NBM Foyer. Each Thursday evening throughout the fall and winter. Some evenings will feature guest artists working on their own projects.  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) 

17 October Friday 4pm-6pm: Gallery Hop Free admission. Start the Gallery Hop at the New Brunswick Museum, with two temporary exhibitions Future Fossil Tools: Early Explorations and Forming a Vision: The Art and Geology of the Stonehammer Geopark. (Bilingual)

18 October Saturday 10am-4pm:  The Archives and Research Library will be open on this Saturday 18 October for general research from 10am to 4pm in addition to their regular hours.

19 October Sunday 2pm: Harbour History Walk. Regular Admission. Join the NBM and learn some of the early stories of the Saint John Harbour with a walk along Harbour Passage in Uptown Saint John.  Meet at the NBM foyer. (Bilingual)

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) 643-2349/1-88-268-9595 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) 643-2349/1-88-268-9595 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 ($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!