What's Happening Calendar


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

Winter admission hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Family Activities

16, 23, and 30 September Saturdays 10am-4pm: Science Literacy Month. Regular admission. Celebrate Science Literacy Week all month long at the NBM! Explore the amazing ways science affects our lives every day, and see how it is used in almost every aspect of museum work. There will even be opportunities to run scientific experiments of your very own! Activities include hands-on discovery tours, crafts, experiments, cooking and more! (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM                                                                      

14, 21, and 28 September Thursdays 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM: September is Tole Painting! Free in NBM Foyer. Take part in group instruction or work on individual projects in the company of friends. Fee of $2 per project or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss out on these evenings of friendship and fun! (Bilingual)

23 September Saturday 10am – 4 pm: Celebrate Canada’s Science Literacy Week at the NBM. Learn all about some of the awesome NB Museum natural science initiatives happening around New Brunswick! Prepare to have fun, get messy, and learn what it means to be a scientist with hands-on activities, tours, and experiments. Regular Admission. Science Literacy Week is organized Canada wide from September 18-24, 2017. To know more about Science Literacy Week visit http://scienceliteracy.ca/ (Bilingual)

New Brunswick Museum celebrates Culture Days 2017
30 September Saturday 10am – 4pm: Celebrate Culture Days at the NBM with free art activities all day in the foyer! (Bilingual)
1 October Sunday 12pm – 5pm: Celebrate Culture Days at the NBM with free art activities all day in the foyer! (Bilingual)

5 October Thursday 5-7pm : Nature Trust New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Museum present the exhibition Conservation on Canvas. Experience New Brunswick’s natural places through the eyes of artist and art educator, Michael McEwing. Watch for more information! 


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 7th New Brunswick Day
  • August 15th Acadian Day
  • 28, 29 and 30 December Holiday Fun Days at the NBM!