Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6, Canada
Can't argue with the $10 admission fee, but this is still a disappointing experience. Things that pop to mind: Some displays are completely missing. One has a note saying it was borrowed by someone for study....over 10 years ago. It has been 10+ years. Get it back, or at the very least, switch out the display. There seems to be a Fundy tides display right at the front. Seemed to be completely inoperable when we were there (mid-Feb 2019). Fix it, turn it on, or get rid of it. A lot of the signage is dated and seems to be peeling around the corners. Some of the signs don't even tell you what the sign is for; the first floor signage is a "read and try to find the item they're talking about". It should be set up more like the bird section where everything has a number to reference on the sign. A good 15% of the place was blocked off or shut down due to building issues or a "work in progress". Several displays had tarps over them and buckets everywhere due to what I assume was a leaking roof. Some skeletons on the ceiling aren't even referenced anywhere (what am I looking at?). All in all, hugely disappointing - especially the natural history floor. All of this could likely be rectified with a new facility; it really needs to be updated in a hurry. But I guess the current state of it is good enough for the provincial Con. government since they decided to pull the promised money towards creating new facilities. I mean...who needs science and history anyways? I don't know if I despise the current government more for this, or the past governments for not addressing the issue earlier as this place has obviously been falling apart for a while.
I used to love this place, but it's a shame to watch it fall into disrepair. It's a great opportunity for the province to show some of its awesome history, but as it stands now it, like much of the province is in a dilapidated state. Too bad, there is some great potential here. I will say that it is still a great spot to bring kids and is an affordable family outing. Kids still had fun, but as an adult, it's a bit hard to watch the museum's downfall.
More interesting than I taught. I'm not into art, but it was really a surprise for me to be into it. Worth the price. If you got children, they got a beautiful place for them with you and crafts.
Always a pleasure to visit. We used to drive to Saint John a couple of times a year to go to the museum with our girls. That was a while ago. Went today and as exciting as ever. So many interesting facets to explore and beautifully displayed.
Excellent way to spend a few hours. My toddler loved the Discovery Area