28 May Saturday 10am-4pm: 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. Activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual).
26 May Thursday 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: May is Macramé Memories. 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)
26 May Thursday 7pm: Author Book Signing at the NBM: Fortune's Tide. Free admission. Join author and actor Lyman Ward for a book signing of his first publication Fortune's Tide. Lyman Ward covers four hundred years of Saint John's history in this fiction that involves buried treasure, ghosts, greed, injustice, love, jealousy, and hate. (In English)
29 May Sunday 1-5pm: Art Workshop at the NBM - Natural Dyes with Denise Richard. $99 NBM members, $110 non-members. Pre-register 643 2349/1-888-268-9595. Hand-dye a silk scarf using all natural dyes guided by professional New Brunswick textile artist, Denise Richard. In this Natural Dye workshop, participants will explore a variety of dyes including plants, roots, wood and insect dyes. By the end of the workshop, they will have learned to record their methods, have a multitude of samples, and learn simple Shibori techniques to create a unique natural dye silk scarf. There will also be a short presentation by Peter Larocque, NBM Curator, looking at some fantastic pieces from the collection that use natural dye techniques. (In English)
4 June Saturday 10:30am–12:00pm: NBM Archives Talk - The Tourist’s and Sportsman’s Paradise: an archival look at NB through the decades. Regular admission. Pre-register by 2 June: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Come to the NBM Archives and see the development of tourism within NB from the late 19th century to the present day: historical sites, beaches, parks, hotels, and more. (In English) NBM Archives are located at 277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John in the NBM Collections and Research Centre.
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: