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Museum of Natural History Halifax

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Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer Street
Halifax
NS
B3H3A6
Tel: 902-424-7353

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The Museum of Natural History is an ever-evolving landscape. Its staff is dedicated to collecting, researching and documenting Nova Scotias natural history. Their vision is to interpret the natural world to its visitors and inspire them to perceive the part it plays in their everyday lives.
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    This place was the biggest surprise of my trip to New York. I went first to the planetarium and watched the Neil DeGrasse Tyson movie. It was informative yet entertaining. I wish the seats had reclined just a little more. After exiting the planetarium, my group thought about what to do next. We headed up to the dinosaur exhibit and from there we were just blown away. I know I didn't expect to see the T-Rex or how large an Apatosaurus was. From there, we saw all sorts of prehistoric beasts as well as many of the exhibits on the history of humanity....Read More

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    I LOVE this museum! It is huge and there is so much to see and do! I allowed myself 6 hours on my visit and was rushing most of the time to get through to see as much as I could. In addition to covering the grounds, we also saw 4 shows/exhibits. I didn't get to see everything but I think if you split your visit into 2 days, you should be able to cover the place plus it's exhibits in a comfortable timeframe. If you can't read a map then you will find this place a little difficult to navigate. I kept track by drawing on the map as we made our way...Read More

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    Very interesting museum with tons to see. I really enjoyed the dinosaur exhibits, which contained real fossils of a variety of dino species. Very easy to get to, with the subway stop downstairs. Great place to spend a day.

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    Awesome experience every time I went. I really love the butterfly exhibit. Definitely better than the one at the zoo!

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    I easily spent a few hours here and didn't even notice the time flying by. I really enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit... just fascinating! The exhibits on peoples of different civilizations was also amazing. I went on a weekday afternoon and it wasn't too crowded. I was able to take my time perusing at my own pace without feeling like I was getting in people's way.

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by Phillip Carros

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This place was the biggest surprise of my trip to New York. I went first to the planetarium and watched the Neil DeGrasse Tyson movie. It was informative yet entertaining. I wish the seats had reclined just a little more. After exiting the planetarium, my group thought about what to do next. We headed up to the dinosaur exhibit and from there we were just blown away. I know I didn't expect to see the T-Rex or how large an Apatosaurus was. From there, we saw all sorts of prehistoric beasts as well as many of the exhibits on the history of humanity. Sure, I didn't like every single thing, but to be surrounded by all the human and non-human history was just mind blowing. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a good time in New York, and especially to anyone that might be skeptical about seeing it.

by Kim Gonzalez

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I LOVE this museum! It is huge and there is so much to see and do! I allowed myself 6 hours on my visit and was rushing most of the time to get through to see as much as I could. In addition to covering the grounds, we also saw 4 shows/exhibits. I didn't get to see everything but I think if you split your visit into 2 days, you should be able to cover the place plus it's exhibits in a comfortable timeframe. If you can't read a map then you will find this place a little difficult to navigate. I kept track by drawing on the map as we made our way through the museum. This allows you to use your time efficiently and only covering certain areas once.

Most of the employees have good attitudes here. We did encounter some grumpy folks on our visit which is expected. I enjoyed the enthusiasm portrayed by a woman who conducted a children's tour. It kept the young kids engaged. Gift shops are available throughout the grounds with beautiful overpriced souvenirs. It is very easy to waste money on nick-knack’s here.

I highly recommend the Dark Universe Space Show. Not only was it fascinating but the way it is delivered in a super cool superdome added to the experience. It reminded me of the shows you watch in Universal Studios - Orlando, FL. The Pterosaurs Exhibition is geared more towards the younger children. There are many activities and games for them. The Great White Shark IMAX show was okay. It was like watching a movie in a theatre. Nothing too special. It was an interesting film though! The Nature's Fury Exhibition is an interesting walk through with a lot of information. The big, blue, humpback whale and the T-Rex fossil where some of the most beautiful displays.

I would recommend this place to anyone; but come in with a plan to get the most out of your visit!

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