What You'll Get
Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it first-hand by accidentally ingesting a science textbook. Embrace science with today's Groupon to the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Choose one of two options:
- For $8, you get one family admission, good for two adults and four children (a $16.50 value).
- For $2.00, you get a single admission (up to a $5.75 value).
The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to presenting and preserving the province's patrimony of flora and fauna through education and exploration. Visitors can check out the museum's collections and permanent galleries, where the unstinting gaze of science casts its light on the range of Nova Scotian life forms, from the blue whale rib bone in the Marine Gallery to the Mi'kmaq artifacts and archaeology of the Ethnology Gallery. Overcome a preternatural fear of teamwork by observing a confederated colony of live bees, housed in an indoor acrylic hive, or check out Sue, the world-famous Tyrannosaurus rex, as she makes a stop in Nova Scotia January 15 through May 8. Visitors can also take flight at the Butterfly House or channel a wild side suppressed by years of basement hypnosis at the museum's Nature Center, home to all manner of Nova Scotian creatures, including Gus, the delightful 88-year-old tortoise who serves as the museum's mascot.
- …this modern, midsize museum offers a good introduction to the flora and fauna of Nova Scotia. Galleries include geology, botany, mammals, and birds, plus exhibits of archaeology and Mi'kmaq culture. Especially noteworthy is the extensive collection of lifelike ceramic fungus and the colony of honeybees that freely come and go from their indoor acrylic hive through a tube connected to the outdoors. – Frommer's
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for admission option purchased. Family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Single ticket is valid for adult, youth and senior tickets. Tax included. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Museum of Natural History
Surprisingly spry for a 90-year-old, Gus the gopher tortoise greets Museum of Natural History visitors while strolling around the premises and snacking on clover and dandelions. As the museum's mascot for more than six decades, Gus has amassed a substantial following, and he keeps his 1,500+ Facebook friends abreast of the latest goings-on at his home's seven permanent galleries. Unearthed tools, arrowheads, and Tupperware of the Mi'kmaq and Acadian peoples await in the archaeology exhibit, and the pre-contact culture, religion, and language of Nova Scotia come to life in the ethnology hall. Life-sized models of feathered bipeds and four-legged furballs lurk in the mammals-and-birds gallery. Live snakes, frogs, salamanders, and honeybees call Netukulimk home, embodying a Mi'kmaq conception of the relationship between the human and natural worlds.