March break activities at Nova Scotia museums

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Nova Scotia Museum sites in regions across the province including Yarmouth are offering activities for families and visitors during March break.

 

 

"March break is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your family, and what better way than to visit a museum in your area," said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince in a media release. "The exceptional teams at Nova Scotia Museum sites have put together some fun and educational activities for the week, especially for young people."

 

The Firefighters' Museum in Yarmouth is offering free admission from March 10-14 as part of its March break special. Visitors can imagine the clang of the fire bell, the smell of smoke and the feel of hot steam as firefighters of the past raced to save burning homes in Yarmouth and communities across Nova Scotia. Children and families can explore the types of fire engines used in Nova Scotia from the 1800s to the 1930s by taking part in Heritage Hunts, a fun activity that involves searching the museum and answering questions.

 

People looking for an outdoor winter experience for March break can bundle up the family and head out for the day to Ross Farm Museum in New Ross. Daily themed activities about farm life will include lots of hands-on activities and crafts for people of all ages. Visitors are invited to bring their sleds for the coasting hill, and to walk on the nature trail to take in the stillness of winter. Snow shoes are available or people can bring their own. Visitors can also tour Rose Bank Cottage, the one room schoolhouse, the workshop and the barn and view the animals.

 

"It looks like it will be the perfect week for the outdoors," said Lisa Wolfe, director at Ross Farm Museum. "With a forecast for cold nights and just below zero sunny days, the conditions will be good all week for sleigh rides and hot chocolate. Our first lamb of the season was born a couple of days ago, so you never know, you might be lucky enough to see another birth. It is very rare, but possible."

 

 

Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro is featuring learning opportunities about geology, culture, heritage and technology. Children and families can take part in activities like building a raft, tying knots and learning about tidal power and the history of the Parrsboro area. People can also participate in the famous, Night at the Museum, Sleeping with the Dinosaurs. March break activities at Fundy Geological Museum will take place 1-3 p.m., March 10-14.

 

For more information, visit http://museum.novascotia.ca .

Organizations: Ross Farm Museum, Nova Scotia Museum, Museum in Yarmouth Fundy Geological Museum Rose Bank Cottage

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, Parrsboro New Ross

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