What's Happening Calendar


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

Closed Mondays: 1 November 2014 – 15 May 2015

Family Activities

18, and 25 April Saturdays 10am-4pm: Explorer Saturdays at the NBM – 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 rise! Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual).

This Week at the NBM

23 April Thursday 7 pm: Architects’ Panel: “Leadership in Environmental Sustainability and User-Centred Architecture”. Free admission. The New Brunswick Museum & the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick continue the architecture series accompanying the exhibit 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture with the first of two panel evenings bringing together architects from across the province for a lively discussion of their work. Mike Richard - Richard & Co. Architecture Inc., Malcolm Boyd - Murdock & Boyd Architects, and David Foulem - David Foulem Architecte Inc. will speak about their work related to “green” initiatives and architectural solutions to functional needs. A presentation by each architect will be followed by time in the exhibition for further discussion of the evening’s themes. A second architect’s panel “Showcasing the Best of NB Contemporary Architectural Design and Responses to Heritage Context” will be held on 14 May.

23, and 30 April Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: April is Cross Stitch. 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)

30 April Thursday 2-4pm: Author Book Talk and Signing at the NBM: Wildflowers of New Brunswick. Free admission. Join author Todd Boland for a book talk and signing of his publication Wildflowers of New Brunswick. The book is a guide to 700 species of wildflowers in New Brunswick. A series of page tabs and icons along with full colour photos offers easy identification of wild plants.
Todd Boland is the Research Horticulturist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden and is one of the founding members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Wildflower Society. He is the author of Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes, and Trees and Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador. (In English)

Spring is here! Come in and see what’s new at the NBM Shop! The NBM Shop has new products arriving daily including jewelry, pottery, toys and games, books and more. Remember to ask about your Museum Shop Frequent Shopper Card (Shop and Save!).


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.

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) 643-2349/1-888-268-9595 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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 3rd New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • November 21st Santa Claus Parade Day
  • 27, 29 and 30 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!