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Museum Activities Continue During Second Week of February Break

first_imgDuring the second week of February break, while Canada’s best young athletes compete in the 2011 Canada Games, museums across the province continue to welcome visitors with educational and fun activities. At Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, visitors can explore 60 acres of snow-covered land and experience what life was like on a family farm 100 years ago. With horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding on the coasting hill, and hot chocolate breaks in Rose Bank Cottage, each day at the farm will also teach visitors about the different jobs that once made up a farmer’s daily routine. At the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, visitors can explore Atlantic Canada’s largest museum to discover the people, places and machines of the industrial past. After visiting the galleries, visitors can challenge each other to a game of table-top hockey, toss the “rock” on the curling table, take a break in the indoor igloo, and see how far they can launch a “ski jumper”. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the museum will host family game night, featuring classic board games. At the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, in the Town of Lunenburg, visitors can enjoy art projects, scavenger hunts and games. Daily movies will be shown in the Ice House Theatre. Visitors should expect to be surprised during a visit the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro. After a major renovation project, the museum showcases new interactive displays that lead visitors through half-a-billion years of Nova Scotia’s geological history. Established in 1868, the Nova Scotia Museum is one of the oldest provincial museums in Canada. Its 27 museum sites include over 200 historic buildings, living history sites, vessels, and close to a million artifacts and specimens. For information on all museums, activities, museum locations, admission rates and hours of operation, visit http://museum.gov.ns.ca .last_img read more