Nova Scotia Museum Sites Make March Break Memorable

first_imgNova Scotia Museum sites will offer fun activities, unique events and engaging experiences that will make the March break memorable for the whole family. The break runs from March 12-20. “Museums foster all kinds of life-long learning experiences,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “With so many activities to choose from, I encourage families across the province to set aside a bit of time during the March break to explore our rich heritage.” At the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, visitors can push, pull, lift, drop and laugh as they learn how technology — and people — worked throughout the province’s history. Visit the museum’s new website at http://industry.museum.gov.ns.ca for a schedule of daily activities, such as theatre and music workshops. At the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg, visitors can walk along wharves, breathe in the salt air and experience one of Nova Scotia’s most celebrated fishing communities. Between March 14-18, daily activities at the museum will include art classes with marine artist Buz Baker, and sea shanty workshops with Stephen Ernst. At Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, visitors get a unique glimpse of the 19th century as they explore the authentic, living heritage site. Throughout the break, outdoor activities and hands-on fun is available, including hikes on the scenic nature trail, farm chores in the museum workshop and horse-drawn wagon rides, weather permitting. At the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, geology fans can enjoy half-a-billion years of rocks, minerals and dinosaurs in the recently renovated gallery. In addition to the interactive displays, the museum has daily crafts, games and programs, including a LEGO day on Saturday, March 19. At the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, visitors can continue to experience A T. rex Named Sue. Since opening Jan. 15, the exhibit featuring the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton yet discovered has wowed more than 50,000 people. Also in Halifax, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic hosts Passport to Adventure, a family program that teaches visitors about seafaring skills and traditions. Featuring fun sailor games, nautical crafts and storytelling circles, the Maritime Museum provides the perfect way to experience life at sea with no fog and dry decks. Established in 1868, the Nova Scotia Museum is one of the oldest provincial museums in Canada. Its 27 museum sites include more than 200 historic buildings, living history sites, vessels and close to a million artifacts and specimens. For information on the museums, activities, locations, admission rates and hours of operation, visit http://museum.gov.ns.ca .last_img