Museums’ Choice: Fossil Favourites from across Canada

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) is pleased to host the exhibition Museums’ Choice: Fossil Favourites from across Canada. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, members of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) have collaborated to develop a national travelling exhibition, produced by the Royal BC Museum, and travelled by the Canadian Museum of Nature. Since 2002, the ANHMC network shares information and educates Canadians about natural history collections and museum research across the country.

This exhibition features contributions from 11 ANHMC member museums across Canada, showcasing noteworthy fossils that represent significant discoveries and research at these institutions.

Contributing Museums:

New Brunswick Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
Manitoba Museum
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Redpath Museum at McGill University
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal BC Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

This exhibition will be touring across Canada until the spring of 2020.

The NBM, one of the original founding members of the ANHMC, continues to serve on the ANHMC Board of Directors, and is pleased to host this exhibition from November 1, 2018 until January 31, 2019. The exhibition features some of the network’s most impressive and significant fossils and fossil replicas from various regions across Canada.  Footprints from an extinct, giant millipede from the NBM collection are a notable part of this unique traveling exhibition.

Dr. Donald McAlpine, Head of the NBM Department of Natural Science notes that “our understanding of past climates, and those we may face in the future, is reflected in the current geoscience collections and research of the NBM.  And the history of the NBM is rooted in the earth sciences, and especially palaeontology. It is therefore fitting that this first collaborative exhibit with the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada should reflect, not only the importance of palaeontolgy to our understanding the world around us, but also the public fascination with fossils, large and small”.

On Thursday, November 8 from 3:30-5:30pm, the NBM encourages kids of all ages to invite their family and friends and to bring their biggest dinosaur roar, stomp and toothy smile to enjoy some fun activities and refreshments as we celebrate this special free exhibition opening with you.

**The first 15 children through the door for this event will receive a surprise bag with some fun fossil related items!**


For more information:

Caitlin Griffiths or Aristi Dsilva, Communications & Marketing, New Brunswick Museum
(506) 654-7059 or (506) 643-2358