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

Family Activities

NBM Explorer Days are every day in July and August:  Museum 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, old fashioned games, and gallery 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) 

This Week at the NBM

23 July Wednesday 1:30pm or 6:30pm: New Brunswick Museum Collections Centre Open House (277 Douglas Avenue). Free admission. Pre-register by 22 July 643-2349/ 1-888-268-9595. Take a look behind-the-scenes with a 2 ½ hour guided tour of the NBM’s Collections Centre, 277 Douglas Avenue.

24 July Thursday 6:30 - 8pm: 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)

31 July Thursday 6:30-8pm: New Brunswick Museum Walk - The Heyday of Shipbuilding in Saint John Regular admission.  Join a NBM Interpreter for a discovery walk and learn about New Brunswick in the 1800s and why it was known the world over for its wooden sailing vessels.  Enjoy shipbuilding stories and the people that made them famous. Meet at the New Brunswick Museum Reception Desk. (Bilingual) 

4 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) 

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!