Summer Season Begins at Nova Scotia Museums, Public Libraries and for Bluenose II

Nova Scotia’s museums, heritage sites and public libraries have planned a series of programs and activities that will keep Nova Scotians and visitors entertained all summer long.

Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II, also starts her summer season today, June 7, with cruises in Lunenburg. The ship’s decks are also open for public visitation.

This summer, the Bluenose II will visit 14 communities throughout the province and visit Boston from August 29 to 30.

Tickets for the Bluenose II 2018 season are now on sale. To purchase tickets or to view the full schedule, visit . Last year, the Bluenose II welcomed 108,095 deck visitors.

This year is the 150th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Museum. To mark the occasion, the museum will host 150 days of celebrations, events and exhibitions at its 28 sites across the province. On June 27, the Museum of Natural History will launch the NSM 150 Exhibit: Museum Making, An Invitation. The celebrations conclude in October with a museum conference in Halifax. For more information on summer events and activities at the museum visit .

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic recently launched its Walking the Debris Field: Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion exhibit. This exhibit explores ways the Halifax Harbour Explosion and its aftermath continue to shape diverse experiences and understandings of Halifax.

Museum favorites like the Tuesday Night Tunes and the Tuesday Artist of the Day will be back for another season, July 3 to August 28.

The Museum of Industry will host an exhibition of local art from the ArtAtLarge Collective from June 5 to September 5. The exhibit combines the work of emerging and established artists.
All Nova Scotia Museum sites opened their doors for the season on June 1.

Nova Scotia’s public libraries also offer a variety of reading programs to help children explore their interests and foster a love of reading. One club being offered at many libraries is the TD Summer Reading Club, a joint initiative with Library and Archives Canada. This program provides reading recommendations and free activities for children all summer.

Summer programs will run until the end of August. More information about the programs and reading club activities are available at local public libraries. A map of Nova Scotia public libraries and links to each region can be found at .