Chocolate Museum St. Stephen
Where are we going today?
We KNOW the name of this family attraction caught your attention! (It certainly did ours!)
The Chocolate Museum in New Brunswick gives those sweet toothed children a fun and unique way to learn ALL about candy making in St. Stephen! It's actually a tradition that has lasted over a hundred years, so there is some history there to be learnt too!
The Chocolate Museum used to be the Ganong candy factory, so part of what is available to learn all about is the history of the Ganong family themselves, and of course the magic of chocolate!
Through hands-on exhibits and interactive computer displays, and of course historic artifacts, you can learn all about the history of this very delicious vocation!
How do you think candy might be made now? In big factories and production lines? Sometimes yes. How do you think they made candy over a hundred years ago? Often it was all handmade, and at The Chocolate Factory you can see all of the antique candy making equipment, and even see some of the historic chocolate boxes that they would have been bought in.
What would a chocolate museum be if they didn't actually MAKE chocolate themselves! Lucky for you, they do! At the museum you can see all of the hand-crafted products made right in the spot you are standing, so you can see all of their famous hand dippers at work. It's pretty impressive!
If you want to learn even more about the chocolate history, you can take the Heritage Chocolate Walk, which gives you not only a tour of the museum, but also an outdoor walk around the buildings and homes that were all part of the history of the Ganong family AND the town!
Get those sweet tooth's ready - it's time for the Chocolate Museum!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$10 / $15 Heritage Chocolate Walk
- Children$8.50 / $13.50 Heritage Chocolate Walk
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
Times vary on the month, but usually 10am - 4pm Mon to Fri, then 11am - 4pm Sunday
Open Sunday June to August only. Rest of year closed Dec to Feb
They have group rates for schools and are able to tailor their presentations for your class, so why not give them a go as a day out of the classroom! They also offer tours in English AND French! .
EVERYONE gets a free chocolate sample! Of course, you can buy more when you're there! Do tell them in advance if you have allergies as some may contain nuts. .
The Bistro on the Boulevard is located in the same building as the museum, and they have healthy food options just for you if you want.
Any Top Tips?
Check the opening times and the tour time before you visit as they change seasonally. .
Need a little extra help?
The museum is wheelchair accessible! .
They are happy to accommodate strollers because they are very baby friendly! .
Can I get one of those?
The Gift Shop sells everything you could want that is chocolate related! From hot chocolates, book, signs and postcards....yum yum! .
Don't forget to ask questions of the tour guides - that's what they are there for!.
What people are saying?
by Peter Lee
Trop petit. Chocolate making demo in English and French. Staff seems uninterested.
by Kelly O'Neill
Not worth the price of admission. Some history and a brief demonstration but not very interesting. For the price they should do much better. Good concept poorly executed.
by Orliande Gray
interesting. a learn a few things about chocolate i didn't know.
by Andrea Rocchietti
Pessimo! Da evitare! Mi chiedo come possa essere considerato museo un posto simile...
by Cyr Leb
très petit musée sans intérêt entrée 5,50e on a l'impression de déranger la personne à l'accueil, la seul chose sympa c'est une démo de création de chocolats