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

Special winter admission rates and hours at the NBM are now in effect.

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

Family Activities

22, and 29 November Saturdays 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM: Fort Lore!  Regular admission. Discover early defense activities in New Brunswick through new temporary exhibitions. Understand life in “ye ole fort days” with the help of museum staff. Fun for all ages! Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual)

6, 13, 20, and 27 December Saturdays 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM - A Blizzard of fun! Regular admission. A variety of new interactive learning adventures are guaranteed to take the chill out of winter and add in lots of fun! Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM

27 November Thursday 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: November is Macramé Memories. 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)

22 November Saturday 1:30pm: Clyde Wray Poet, Playwright and Director, and Debbie Adshade, Singer/songwriter, present “The Way We Remember” in the Hall of Great Whales.  Regular Admission. (In English)

23, and 30 November Sundays 2pm: Exhibition Highlights by NBM volunteer Wayne Webb. Regular Admission.  Discover the NBM exhibitions through the eyes of this long-term volunteer. (In English)

Frequent Shopper Bonus Points at the New Brunswick Museum Shop November 15-30!
Receive double points on everything in the Shop! Take this opportunity to purchase beautiful and unique, locally-made pieces, including jewelry and pottery and other hard-to-find items, as gifts for others or yourself! Double Frequent Shopper stamps for each $20 (before taxes) that you spend.  With 10 stamps, you will obtain a $20 NBM gift card for use in the NBM. The Museum Shop is pleased to represent more than 50 talented New Brunswick and Maritime craftspeople and is excited to introduce a wide variety of new locally made products for the holiday season including items from Terra Bijou Jewelry, Route 102 Hand Made Goods, Crimmins Pottery, David Meade, Maritime Maple Works and more.

Starting on 1 December Monday 9am-5pm: The Museum Shop has something for everyone on your holiday list!  NBM Membership makes a great gift as well. Also open on Mondays, 1, 8, 15, and 22 December.

4, 11, and 18 December Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: December is basic jewelry making. 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)

5 December Friday 5-8pm: New Brunswick Museum Shop Open House As part of Uptown Sparkles, An Old Fashioned Holiday Uptown Open House, join the Museum Shop for an evening of holiday splendor with refreshments and specials!  New products that will please everyone on your holiday list!

6 December Saturday 10am-4pm: The Archives and Research Library will be open on this Saturday 6 December for general research from 10am to 4pm in addition to their regular hours.

10 December Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm: Celebrate 2014 with the New Brunswick Museum at the NBM’s Annual Holiday Reception 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 5 December. On this evening only, members will receive a 20% discount in the gift shop.

20 December Saturday 10am-5pm: Explorer Saturday theme for today is certainly a Blizzard of Fun! Regular Admission. Create a light to carry with you during Saint John’s “Light Up the Night” event http://discoversaintjohn.com/events/light-up-the-night/ . Learn about lights in 19th Century New Brunswick. Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more!  (Bilingual)

The NBM Exhibition Centre will be closed: 24, 25, 26, 29, December 2014, 1 January 2015.
The NBM Archives and Research Library will be closed: 23 December 2014 to 2 January 2015.

27, 28, 30 December 12-5pm: Our Holiday Gift to You!  NBM Free Admission Days. Bring your friends and family for heritage story-telling, creative activities and music for all ages. Explore three floors of magnificent galleries!  (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!