What's Happening Calendar

 

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

Summer admission hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Family Activities

28 May Saturday 10am-4pm: Magnificent Museums!  Regular admission. Celebrate the magnificent collections of the NBM. Get introduced to some of the people who created the foundation of this extraordinary collection through storytelling and hands-on activities. Activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual).

This Week at the NBM

26 May Thursday 6:30-8pm: Heritage Crafting Evenings: May is Macramé Memories. 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)

26 May Thursday 7pm: Author Book Signing at the NBM: Fortune's Tide. Free admission. Join author and actor Lyman Ward for a book signing of his first publication Fortune's Tide. Lyman Ward covers four hundred years of Saint John's history in this fiction that involves buried treasure, ghosts, greed, injustice, love, jealousy, and hate. (In English)

29 May Sunday 1-5pm: Art Workshop at the NBM - Natural Dyes with Denise Richard. $99 NBM members, $110 non-members. Pre-register 643 2349/1-888-268-9595. Hand-dye a silk scarf using all natural dyes guided by professional New Brunswick textile artist, Denise Richard. In this Natural Dye workshop, participants will explore a variety of dyes including plants, roots, wood and insect dyes. By the end of the workshop, they will have learned to record their methods, have a multitude of samples, and learn simple Shibori techniques to create a unique natural dye silk scarf. There will also be a short presentation by Peter Larocque, NBM Curator, looking at some fantastic pieces from the collection that use natural dye techniques. (In English)

4 June Saturday 10:30am–12:00pm: NBM Archives Talk - The Tourist’s and Sportsman’s Paradise: an archival look at NB through the decades. Regular admission. Pre-register by 2 June: 643-2349/1-888-268-9595. Come to the NBM Archives and see the development of tourism within NB from the late 19th century to the present day: historical sites, beaches, parks, hotels, and more. (In English) NBM Archives are located at 277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John in the NBM Collections and Research Centre.

4 June Saturday 12pm-4pm: The Archives and Research Library will be open on this Saturday for general research from 12pm to 4pm in addition to their regular hours.

9 June Thursday 5pm-7pm: Join the New Brunswick Museum to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Les Mikeys de Paul Édouard Bourque. 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 7 June. This exhibition is organized and toured by Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen of Université de Moncton, with the support of the New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage and Culture and curated by Rémi Belliveau.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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