What's Happening Calendar

 

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

Winter admission hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Family Activities

22, and 29 April Saturdays 10am-4pm: April Showers! Regular admission. Usher in spring with activities at the NBM all month long! Learn all about the plants and animals that thrive as the temperatures begin to rise! Activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM

6 April Thursday 7pm: New Brunswick Museum Curator Talk: Vimy Illustrated: A History of Rare Museum Pieces. Free admission. The Battle of Vimy Ridge, fought by four Canadian divisions including New Brunswick’s 26th Battalion, had a great influence on Canadian history. This year marks the centennial of Canada's iconic victory at Vimy Ridge in April, 1917. Join NBM Curator Gary Hughes for an illustrated talk on several objects with close associations to Vimy. (In English)

20, and 27 April Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM – Cross-stitch and Embroidery. Free in NBM Foyer. Learn how to create beautiful needlework designs this month at the NBM. Take part in group instruction or work on individual projects in the company of friends. Fee of $2 per project or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss out on these evenings of friendship and fun! Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual)

1 May Monday 5-6pm: You are invited to join the New Brunswick Museum for a Welcome Reception for the Maine-New Brunswick Task Force on Cultural Initiative. The Maine-NB Task Force on Cultural Initiative is meeting in Saint John on May 1 to discuss projects of common interest. Come meet the Task Force and share your ideas! 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 28 April.

 

 

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) 643-2349/1-888-268-9595 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We request that you book your program at least 24 hours in advance.

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.

 

Information

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.

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 7th New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • 28, 29 and 30 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!