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

Summer admission hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Family Activities

22, and 29 October Saturdays 10am-4pm: Spooky Saturdays at the NBM! Regular admission. Celebrate Halloween every Saturday this October at the NBM with special family activities all day long, including creepy crafts, chilling gallery tours, and eerie baking activities! Take a tour of visiting exhibition: Always Loved, Never Forgotten: Death and Mourning in Acadia, which features traditions and rituals surrounding death in early 20th century Acadia. (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM

20, and 27 October Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM: October is candle 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)

23 October Sunday 2pm: The Artist's Perspective: Marie Hélène Allain - Imagerie de l’héritière. Free admission. Join artist Marie Hélène Allain for a talk on the Marie Hélène Allain - Imagerie de l’héritière exhibition at the NBM until 30 October, 2016. Marie Hélène Allain is one of New Brunswick’s most acclaimed artists. Imagerie de l’héritière, is the culmination of forty-five years of the artist’s creativity. It is arranged in three interrelated sections: an upturned tree trunk with a mass of natural and sculpted stones; a pair of tabletop works; and a grouping of seven separate tree trunk and stone sculptures. (Bilingual)

30 October Sunday 1pm (in French) and 3pm (in English): The Curator’s Perspective: Always Loved, Never Forgotten: Death and Mourning in Acadia. Free admission. Join curator Deborah Robichaud for a talk on the Always Loved, Never Forgotten: Death and Mourning in Acadia exhibition at the NBM until 8 January, 2017. This exhibition traces the evolution of popular traditions and religious practices surrounding death in Acadia mid 19th-20th century.



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.



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 1st New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • 28, 29 and 30 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!