New Brunswick Museum, Saint John

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Head to New Brunswick Museum, Canada's oldest continuously functioning museum, which has been open since 1842. The museum provides a remarkable insight into New Brunswick’s rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. In the “Hall of Great Whales,” marvel at skeletons and a life-sized model of a North Atlantic Right whale, and learn about the wonderful marine life in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Understand the rich history of fossils at the exhibit named “Our Changing Earth,” followed by a display of shipbuilding from the 19th century in the New Brunswick Industry Gallery. On the top floor, see a permanent gallery of historical and contemporary New Brunswick fine art. The gift shop sells quality crafts, jewellery, books and toys. PutNew Brunswick Museum into our Saint John day trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This museum is so cool that I might die soon. I am not usually very amused by museums. I have visited over 309 on my expeditions around the world. This one is by far the worst. The best exhibits you.....  more
    This museum is so cool that I might die soon. I am not usually very amused by museums. I have visited over 309 on my expeditions around the world. This one is by far the worst. The best exhibits you.....  more »
  • I very much recommend visiting this museum, even though the 3rd floor was closed and some sections of the first floor were under repair. The first floor has a good exhibition of the early activities.....  more
    I very much recommend visiting this museum, even though the 3rd floor was closed and some sections of the first floor were under repair. The first floor has a good exhibition of the early activities.....  more »
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  • Can't wait until the 3rd floor is finished. However, just because much is covered over with tarp of the 1st floor and the 3rd floor is closed for renovations, doesn't mean you shouldn't go. My brother and I had a great hour here all the same. The staff member was very nice and informed us before we paid about all the renovations. Also, the price was reduced from $8/adult to $6, so that was nice. Still a lot to see, in a very picturesque area, and thoughtful displays.
  • I was expecting more but it was decent. They gave me half off because a lot of exhibits were closed and there were signs everywhere saying sections were closed due to building issues and the province and landlord were working on them. Layout is a little confusing, but there are some cool exhibits on ship building and whales. Come prepared to read because most information is printed on 8.5x11 paper with 12pt font.

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