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

26 April Saturday 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).

3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 Saturdays 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

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, produced by the Keillor House Museum.  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. 

8 May Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Visit the School District Anglophone South Heritage Fair to view creative student projects celebrating local history. Regular Admission. At 6:30pm participate in the Awards ceremony in the Atrium of Market Square. 

10 May Saturday 10am-4pm: International Migratory Bird Day at the NBM. Regular Admission. This Explorer Saturday will delight bird lovers.  Discover the life and trials of New Brunswick birds through the collections of the NBM. (Bilingual).

11 May Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm: “But I can’t make a relief tile with paper clay!” $55 NBM members, $60 non-members – taxes included. Pre-register by 5 May 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Learn how to add clay on a canvas to form a very personal relief sculpture! Choose between four themes in your life and then depict that in a clay relief. (In English).

15 May Thursday 7pm: Illustrated Talk- Stonehammer Geopark Regular Admission. Fossils, volcanoes, earth quakes, ice ages and climate change all tell a story in the Stonehammer Geopark, an internationally recognized region in Southern New Brunswick.  Gail Bremner, Executive Director of Stonehammer Geopark offers this opportunity to discover Stonehammer Geopark and its connection to the community. (In English). 

18 May Sunday: 12pm-5pm: International Museums Day Free admission.  Participate in NBM Explorer Day activities all day, celebrating 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. (Bilingual).

25 May Sunday 1pm-4:30pm: Art Workshop – Traditional Porcupine Quillwork in Birchbark $60 NBM members, $65 non-members. Pre- register by 19 May: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595.  Join artist Gina Brooks for intriguing First Nation stories and the artwork of porcupine quillwork.  Brooks will share her skills on how to apply porcupine quills to birchbark to create a decorative motif. No needle or thread, nor any sewing, is necessary. Come learn this extraordinary traditional art.  Great for beginners or intermediate. (In English).

29 May Thursday 7pm: The decline of bats in New Brunswick. Regular admission.  Talk by NBM Research Associate Karen Vanderwolf.  The most common bat species in New Brunswick have been dying off over the past few years due to a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome. Learn about this disease and the research being conducted in local caves by the New Brunswick Museum. (In English).

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!