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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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Why not combine our two most popular tours into one? See the sights of the historic port city of Halifax and then take in the famous breathtaking sights of Peggy's Cove.<br><br>Our tour would commence from Pier 21 with its Historic block as the "Ellis Island" of Canada, where more than one million immigrants came through and more than 500,000 left from during WWII.<br><br>From there we will visit St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. As well, St. Paul's Church was among some of the buildings that withstood the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917. We will drive on to Fort Needham Hill where a memorial carillon was built for the victims of that explosion. Then we'll be on to Canada's most famous lighthouse.<br><br>Peggy's Cove is one of the most unique, captivating and exhilarating eye-openers in Nova Scotia. The quaint seaside hamlets of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover, to mention but a few, are also breathtaking.
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MarcoNorthPolo wrote a review Nov 2020
Lunenburg, Canada84 contributions12 helpful votes
We were recently there for the Egyptian Mummy’s exhibit. It was a great time and was well put together. The regular exhibits that they have are also fun to see. The kids always love the turtles, frogs and snakes.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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B0bNM wrote a review Nov 2020
Fredericton, Canada109 contributions70 helpful votes
On a get-away visit to Halifax, we decided to visit the Museum of Natural History to see the special exhibit about Egypt. There were great artifacts, mummies and coffins that were 1000s of years old. We enjoyed learning about some of the burial rituals practiced in ancient times. In several places, the lighting was poor and we had difficulty reading the descriptions unless we moved to the side to get out of our own shadow. We loved the very realistic dioramas, especially the one with the deer and moose. Liked the live frogs & snakes as well as all the stuffed birds of the East Coast. We were able to park in the parking lot on the south side of the building but we got the last spot as this lot is also used by people visiting the hospital across the street.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rose LeBlanc wrote a review Mar 2020
Fredericton, Canada44 contributions11 helpful votes
Our family enjoyed this museum. Great for many ages. My youngest was bored quickly (he is 4) but he kept himself entertained with the Sable Island area. There is a large life size ship for kids to explore. I love the Sable Island area - very informative! Lots of interactive attractions, with a variety of natural history. Live Animals (snakes/frogs/turtle), fossils, taxidermy, plants. We saw Gus (the 97 year old turtle) but he wasn’t doing much. While we were there, the Egyptian display was being showcased. This was very neat. The information with each item was brief and sometimes hard to understand. But nonetheless, I found the items captivating. How could you not!? My 8 year old found them “creepy” but she still liked it. The price for admission is very reasonable compared to some other museums. Definitely recommend for families!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Art H wrote a review Mar 2020
Dartmouth, Canada854 contributions213 helpful votes
Having been to Egypt twice, I was pleased when the museum featured a special exhibit on Egyptian mummies and burial material. There was a good variety of material but it was not well labeled. I was interested in where some of the exhibits came from, but most were just explained generally. Overall I felt it was good exhibit. I was disappointed to find that the material was not directly from Egypt but was from Italy. This was material taken from Egypt, possibly in exchange for help saving other sites for flooding, but It could also have been simply artifacts taken during early days of exploring Egypt - this was not explained.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mort S wrote a review Feb 2020
Halifax, Canada352 contributions575 helpful votes
This is a great place to take younger children or in our case, grandchildren for a morning visit. On the day we arrived there was an excellent tour in place and a huge set up involving Lego. You simply can't miss with the Lego theme. It was extremely detailed and well put together. The entry cost is very reasonable and parking is provided next to the edifice itself.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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