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Summer admission hours at the NBM are now in effect.

Family Activities

Until 31 August: Summer Fun Days are EVERY DAY in July and August! Regular admission. These family adventures are for the young and young at heart. Join the NBM for a full day of themed activities. Follow us on Facebook to ensure you can plan your day to capture all of the excitement. (Bilingual)

This Week at the NBM                                       

30 August Thursday 6:30-8pm: Handmade at the NBM - Bring your own project. Free in NBM Foyer. Work on individual projects in the company of friends. Don’t miss out on these evenings of friendship and fun! Ages 14 to adult. (Bilingual)

All aboard! Music of the Eye II: Trolley Tour. Discover the architectural history and expansion of Saint John's influence (1850-1920) along the Kennebecasis River, and the important role of the railway in it. Sunday, 9 September at 1pm. Hurry! - Buy your tickets at the NBM front desk. Early Bird: $70 until 20 August 2018. Regular: $70 NBM Members, $80 Non-Members. For more information 506 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595. (In English)
Financial support for this tour has also been graciously given by Peggy Butterfield Couper, Architect’s Association of New Brunswick, Brookville Manufacturing Company Limited, Crosby’s Molasses Company Limited, and INK Graphic Design Services Corp.

Join the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) for a trolley ride back to the days before and after the Prince of Wales’ 1860 visit to Saint John and the Kennebecasis Valley. Travelling on the new railway, the beauty of the Kennebecasis River caught the eye of tourists, visitors, and Saint John residents. A distinctively picturesque Gothic and Italianate cottage style spread through the suburban developments from Mount Pleasant Avenue through to Rothesay. Easy commuting, sporting entertainment and riverboat picnics whiled away summer days through the 1920s.
NBM interpreters will also share stories of the earlier history of the landscape, back to its geological formation. The tour begins in the exhibition “Music of the Eye II: Architectural Drawings of Saint John and Its Region” at NBM, then boards the trolleys to visit the sites and stop for tea and sweets at Shadow Lawn Inn. Tour includes a curator talk and a copy of the book “Music of the Eye: Architectural Drawings of Canada's First City 1822-1914” by Gary Hughes, and concludes back at the New Brunswick Museum at Market Square.
Cost is $80 with a $21 tax-deductible receipt (proceeds benefit the NBM). Early bird (before August 13) or New Brunswick Museum Member discounted price is $70. Tour duration 1pm-4:15pm. Tour is offered in English only and involves some light walking; trolley is not wheelchair accessible. Please advise of any dietary restrictions at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets may be purchased at the New Brunswick Museum at Market Square 506 643-2300.

Monday to Friday 3pm – 4:30pm: Discover Uptown Saint John Walking Tour. $15/person. As Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John’s streets are filled with enough history to keep even the most knowledgeable historian enthralled! Museum interpreters offer a fun and engaging experience as you explore Uptown Saint John.



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.